Rowe, who has been on Studio 10 since it launched in 2013, announced in March last year that she was leaving the show, citing more quality time with her family has the reason.
However, in her latest interview Rowe revealed it was her mental health that caused her to leave the program.
According to news.com.au Rowe said that she was feeling anxious and was close to tears at the end of each day.
“I could feel at the end of each show, not every day, but most days I would be close to tears,” she told the magazine. “I’d feel that behind my eyes and was just about keeping it together. And I thought, ‘Why am I doing this to myself?’
“I knew that I was heading down, I knew that my anxiety was there, that I was getting depressed and that if I didn’t make a change I’d start to falter.”
“Now my daughters were getting older, I realised they needed me more than ever,” she said. “I couldn’t ignore my life’s greatest work — being the best mother for them.”