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Leah Remini Leaves Church Of Scientology; Says She's "Grateful" for the Support
Jul 11, 2013 at 9:22 pm
Life & Style Magazine
has announced that she's leaving the Church of
Last week, rumors circulated that the actress was unhappy with the direction of the church — and now the 43-year-old
King of Queens
star confirms the news to
Life & Style
“I wish to share my sincere and heartfelt appreciation for the overwhelming positive response I have received from the media, my colleagues, and fans from around the world," she tells
Life & Style
. “I am truly grateful and thankful for all of your support.”
This isn't the first time that a star has chosen to stop practicing.
Million Dollar Baby
left the church due to its anti-gay ideologies, and then created the film
, which many believe is based on the life of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology.
While stars are leaving the church, there are still many big names who are advocates for Scientology, including
When Leah was a vocal supporter of Scientology, she caused some controversy when she reportedly tried to convert her good friend
to the religion. But Leah shot down those rumors.
“Two girls can’t hang out together?" she said. "What does that have to do with religion? I just don’t understand it."
The television star currently lives with her husband
Angelo Pagan and their nine-year-old-daughter, Sofia, in Los Angeles.
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