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SCI? WHY?: Celebrities who’ve ditched Scientology

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Laura Prepon is the latest to publicly renounce religion

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Denette Wilford Actress Laura Prepon attends the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30th, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.Actress Laura Prepon attends the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30th, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Mark Ralston / AFP /Getty Images

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Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Pena, Erika Christensen, Juliette Lewis and Jenna Elfman have one thing in common: They are all Scientologists.

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Celebrities like Cruise and Travolta are synonymous with the pseudo-religion while the others surprise (or may not).

Nevertheless, there are other stars who no longer bow to the Sci church and who are in the spotlight here.

Laura Prepon is the latest to publicly renounce religion.

Ben Foster and Laura Prepon (WENN.com) Ben Foster and Laura Prepon (WENN.com)

The news came out in a new interview last week, but it said that she had not practiced Scientology for nearly five years. Hmm, that’s around the same time that orange is the New Black Star who split from longtime friend (and longtime Scientologist) Christopher Masterson and fell in love with his current husband, Ben Foster.

Leah Remini at the Creative Arts Emmy 2019 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Leah Remini at the Creative Arts Emmy 2019 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Photo by AB1 /Adriana M. Barraza / WENN.com

Leah Remini served in the Church of Scientology for three decades before leaving in 2013. She made this departure notoriously the biggest hit of her career – the documentary series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, in which she showed former members who were inside.

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Priscilla Presley, right, and her daughter Lisa Marie Presley wait at the front portico entrance of Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion June 30, 2006 in Memphis, Tennessee.  Tim Sloan / AFP / Getty Images) Priscilla Presley, right, and her daughter Lisa Marie Presley wait at the front portico entrance of Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion June 30, 2006 in Memphis, Tennessee. Tim Sloan / AFP / Getty Images)

Lisa Marie Presley was brought to church by her mother, Priscilla Presley, as a child. But she left in 2014 and stated at the time that she was “slowly starting to destroy herself” and “they took away my soul, my money, my everything”.

Funnily enough, Priscilla left church a few years later and joined her daughter in the free world.

Actor Jeffrey Tambor will attend the screening and panel of Actor Jeffrey Tambor will attend the screening and panel of “Transparent” at the Director Guild of America on May 5, 2016 in Los Angeles. (Angela Weiss / AFP / Getty Images)

Jeffrey Tambor spent two years studying at the Church where he “felt that love” and relied on it to “fix” him, he told the Hollywood Reporter in 2017.

It wasn’t the exorbitant cost that left him abruptly, but the pressure it put on him to part with his second wife.

Tiffany Haddish attends the 2019 NBA Awards at the Barker Hangar on June 24, 2019 in Santa Monica, California.  (Rich Fury / Getty Images) Tiffany Haddish attends the 2019 NBA Awards at the Barker Hangar on June 24, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Rich Fury / Getty Images)

Unlike the years and decades many celebs had with the religion, Tiffany Haddish lasted for a day. She signed a “billion year contract,” she recalls, because she was homeless and “in need of somewhere to stay,” but when she saw the bunk beds she had a fit and they tore the contract up and threw her out.

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Jason Beghe attends Press Day 2019 in Chicago, Illinois on October 7, 2019 for the TV shows Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, and Chicago Med.  (Kamil Krzaczynski / AFP / Getty Images) Jason Beghe attends Press Day 2019 in Chicago, Illinois on October 7, 2019 for the TV shows Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, and Chicago Med. (Kamil Krzaczynski / AFP / Getty Images)

Chicago PD star Jason Beghe did not hold back after leaving the church he called home for 14 years, telling Fox News the religion was “destructive,” “a rip off,” and “very much.” , very dangerous for your spiritual, psychological “. , mental, emotional health and evolution. “

He then added that he had no intention of beating up the religion and stated that he was lucky enough to get out. “If Scientology is real, then something is mixed up.”

Basically everyone romantically involved with Cruise has dropped out.

Nicole Kidman, left, and Katie Holmes ((Jean-Baptiste LaCroix and Steven Ferdman / AFP / Getty Images) Nicole Kidman, left, and Katie Holmes ((Jean-Baptiste LaCroix and Steven Ferdman / AFP / Getty Images)

Two of Cruise’s ex-wives, Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes, left that part of their lives behind when they divorced the actor. Cruise and Kidman’s children, Connor and Isabella Cruise, are still deeply entangled and reportedly do not speak to their mother.

Actress Mimi Rogers poses on arrival for the film's world premiere Actress Mimi Rogers poses on her arrival for the world premiere of the film, “The Wedding Ringer” in Hollywood, California on January 6, 2015. (Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty Images)

And then there is the first Mrs. Tom Cruise, Mimi Rogers, who is actually considered to be the person who introduced him to Scientology. She has also left in the meantime. But the church cannot be angry. She brought them her golden goose.

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