She had a very public break with Scientology earlier this summer, and on Monday (September 9), Leah Remini told ” Ellen” all about it.
On the season premiere, the “King of Queens” star told Ms. DeGeneres, “My mother got involved when we were very young, so it”s all we really ever knew, but over time my eyes opened and I just could no longer be affiliated with the organization. My family felt the same, so we left.”
Asked if she”s okay after the decision, the 43-year-old actress shares, “It”s hard. We have lost friends that no longer talk to us. And these are friends that weve had for dozens of years, but I have great friends, other friends that are not in the Church, that have stood by us, and our family is stronger, were together, and thats all I could ask for.
Stoked to make her appearance, the former Scientologist tweeted, “So happy to be on the @TheEllenShow today! Miss her face!!!” Check out Leah this fall as she goes for the mirror ball trophy on “Dancing with the Stars.”