Actress Jenna Elfman opened up about her 28-year relationship with Scientology.
Jenna Elfman is not afraid to bare all about her long-term relationship with Scientology.
The actress told People magazine’s “Chatter” talk show Tuesday, she is a proud Scientologist 28 years, and has learned how to deal with criticism of religion.
The controversial church, which was developed by L. Ron Hubbard, aims to offer “a complete and certain understanding of the true spiritual nature and your relationship with yourself, family, groups, Mankind, all life forms, the material universe, the spiritual universe and the Supreme Being.”
Some of its famous members include actors Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Elisabeth Moss and Danny Matherson, among others.
Elfman, 46, revealed Scientology is the secret behind her enduring marriage and her close bond with sons Story, 11, and Easton, 8, while maintaining a high-profile career. She is married to actor Bodhi Elfman since 1995.
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“Well, I’ve been a Scientologist for 28 years and that is a big part of what helps our communication and our relationship,” she explains. “We have never cheated on each other, we have never broken.
“We hang in there. Raising children, maintaining my mental health in a mad world. Our world is crazy, it is getting crazier, and Hollywood is the ne plus ultra of the mad… [And] I think that is something that is often attacked.”
Elfman is also shown that, despite misconceptions about the church, it is “feasible” for her lifestyle.
“I use it every day of my life and that keeps me energetic and lively and happy,” she said. “I think it is literally so much going on. Why am I going to go: ‘You know, I let some negativity in my life. Let me see who is a bigot.’
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“Why would I search for intolerance in this world as it is the one thing that this is a huge help in my life to make me healthy to raise great kids?”
Still, Scientology has received from the public backlash of the last few years.
In March, church leader David Miscavige’s wife, first lady of Scientology, Shelly Miscavige, was the subject of a Vanity Fair documentary with the title “Vanity Fair Confidential: Scientology’s Vanished Queen.”
The show, which was part of the “Vanity Fair Confidential” series, is based on the in March 2015 exposé by the magazine that delved questioned what happened to Shelly, who allegedly disappeared in 2007.
Representatives of the church have the so-called Vanity Fair ask about Shelly ridiculous and offensive.”
In December 2016, former Scientology member Leah Remini increased the explosive subject of Shelly’s whereabouts in a special episode of her A&E series, “Scientology and the Aftermath.”
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The former “King of Queens” actress left the Church of Scientology in 2013, after having been a member of since childhood.
Remini, who was so alarmed by Shelly the disappearance of the guests on Cruise 2006 marriage to Katie Holmes, reportedly furious Scientology-members.
Shelly is reportedly a good friend of Cruise’s, the church of the most well-known member.
In 2013, Remini filed a missing report on Shelly with the Los Angeles Police department. It is reported that detectives closed the missing person in the event that after saying they had a meeting with Shelly in person.
Still, Remini continues to wonder about the well-being of the Scientology-boss-wife.
On her A&E episode, ex-Scientologist member, Mike Rinder claimed that for a long time, Shelly, was the property of the church property near Lake Arrowhead in California.
“She was sent there when they were unhappy with David Miscavige,” claimed Rinder. “Shelly was privy to everything that went down with Dave.”
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Remini replied, “That is the reason why I filed my police report. Which, by the way, I’m still following because there are still answers that I need. I don’t know that she is still alive. I don’t know that they are not being held against her will.”
As the show noted, the church has indicated that the declaration was submitted in bad faith, and Scientologists have also challenged the credibility of Remini and all the contributors to the series.
In fact, the church has said on a website launched with a slap of her claims, “Leah Remini’s ‘reality show’…. is nothing more than a script, rehearsed, acted, and theatrical work of fiction. They and the other anti-Scientologists in its programme, has been expelled from the church for unethical behavior.”