Leah Remini still adjusting to life after Scientology

21 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

J. Lo’s BFF Leah Remini ‘still healing’ from Scientology.

Actress Leah Remini, star of the new comedy series “Family Tools” speaks during a panel discussion at the Disney-ABC Television Group portion of the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California July 27, 2012. (Reuters) It’s been nearly two years since Leah Remini left the Church of Scientology, but the actress says she’s still adjusting to life without the controversial religion. “Our decision to leave the organization — it’s not just something you get over,” the 44-year-old former “King of Queens” star revealed on Oprah Winfrey’s “Where Are They Now?” “It formed who I am, good and bad,” said Jennifer Lopez’s best friend. “It formed the way I think, good and bad. And so there’s a lot of pain connected to it, there’s a lot of healing.” Her decision to part ways with Scientology, which also counts Tom Cruise and John Travolta as prominent members, came one busy afternoon while watching her daughter swim. “I was at one of these hotels in Florida, and I saw my daughter swimming for the first time while I’m reading this thing,” she recalled. “And a tear came down my face. And I was like, ‘What am I doing?’” Remini, who says she was busy with church commitments seven days a week, came to the realization that she was effectively passing along the same message that her mother had taught her — that Scientology is “more important” than family. “Given Leah Remini’s insatiable desire for attention, it comes as no surprise that for two years she has been incapable of moving on with her life and remains obsessed with shamelessly exploiting her former religion in a pathetic attempt to get publicity,” it read.

We lost friends that can no longer talk to us who are still in the organization,” she said. “And these are friends that we’ve had for dozens of years. You know, I’m working most of my time, and then the other time was spent at the church, so minimal time is really spent with your family.” There was one moment in particular that made Leah realize that she had been putting her priorities into the church, rather than in her daughter Sofia. Our family is stronger, we’re together and that’s all I can ask for.” Remini is now discussing the subject further, talking about the demands the church allegedly puts on members, and how difficult it was for her to get the hell out. “My mother was in Scientology my whole life,” she tells Oprah, during a recording of Winfrey’s Where Are They Now? “Most people don’t know that we were raised in it. To win, like our news.com.au Entertainment page, and below the Facebook post in 25 words or less, tell us: if you were a spy, which celeb would you spy on and why?

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