Perez Hilton spills some T on the Leah Remini’s split with Scientology: Namely it was her questioning of Tom Cruise’s 2006 marriage to Katie Holmes—and head-scratching about Scientology leader David Miscavige joining the newlyweds on their honeymoon—that started the ball rolling.
Apparently, Leah was a little bit “encouraged” to leave, even though she was one of their big celebrity “gets” and was friends with Cruise and former couple Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. Just the suggestion that Cruise and Holmes’ wedding was a sham, and that Cruise was gay, was enough to make the Church declare her a “suppressive person” (essentially someone who won’t drink the Kool-Aid).
Leah’s sister, Nicole Remini, told a Minneapolis radio station that the King of Queens star was also concerned about the disappearance of Miscavige’s wife, Shelly, who she hadn’t seen since 2007. “She’s been curious for years,” Nicole said. “”Where the hell is [Shelly]?’… This is all Leah asked, and this is what it’s turned into?”
Kirstie Alley, who tweeted that she “experience[d] the loss of the person I thought was my friend” shortly before Remini’s departure, has allegedly worked to get the actress “disconnected” from other Scientologist friends. “Kirstie organized a gathering of people at Melinda [Brownstone]’s house and was tweeting about it,” said Nicole. “What kind of bully does that… When you’re saying it’s either Leah or us, there’s no integrity in that.”