Secret Celebrity Scientologists

August 17, 2011 By:
Secret Celebrity Scientologists

Sadly, two years ago, Kelly Preston and John Travolta's 16 year-old son, Jett, passed away after suffering from a seizure. It's undoubtedly been a rough couple of years for the family, and Preston is now revealing what helped her get through it:

"To be honest, [it was] the Scientology Center," Preston tells Health magazine. "I don't know if I would have made it through without it."

They say losing a child is the worst thing a human being can go through, so whatever helps you to move on, I say go for it.

...But aside from all this, we all know Scientology is wack, right? I'm not sure how to tell right off the bat whether something is a cult, but I think having to pay for your spirituality probably isn't a good sign. Also, Tom Cruise jumping on a sofa doesn’t help.

Here are some celebs who are Scientologists but aren't open about it.

Jason Lee: Yes, Earl from My Name Is Earl is in the Scientology club. His ex-wife, however, is not a fan. Actress Carmen Llewellyn says the religion "ruined my life and my career. I ended up addicted to painkillers." She also says Tom Cruise divorced Nicole Kidman because she was a "Suppressive Person", which is Scientology code for anyone who doesn’t like Scientology.

Llewellyn recounts a time she met the couple:

"Jason and I were talking to Tom, and we told him that we went to the CoS center in LA. He said brightly, ‘Oh yeah? Well, me and Nicole are Scientologists too! Right, Nic?' But she turned and gave Tom the most evil look. She stared at him for about 10 seconds, and Tom looked at her like he was throwing daggers with his eyes."

Leah Remini: Remini has defended the religion by saying: " If somebody is going to get turned off about something because of what they read or heard, then that person's not smart enough to even enter a church. If you're really against something, then know what you're against."

Beck: Beck kept details of his beliefs private throughout his career, but in 2005, he openly discussed his Scientology:

"Yeah, I'm a Scientologist. My father has been a Scientologist for about 35 years, so I grew up in and around it."

He defends it by saying,

"They have the number one drug rehabilitation programme in the entire world (called Narconon). It has a 90-something percent success rate...When you look at the actual facts and not what's conjured in people's minds that's all bullshit to me because I've actually seen stuff first hand."

Will Smith: Smith has studied multiple religions, so he may not strictly be a Scientologist but he says "I just think a lot of the ideas in Scientology are brilliant and revolutionary and non-religious."

Jerry Seinfeld: Forget airplanes, what's the deal with your religion? Seinfeld claims he's not a serious Scientologist: "I took a couple courses a number of years ago that I thought were fabulous. I learned a lot and I had a good experience with it. I think the stuff I learned there really did help me a lot."

During an interview, when asked a question about Scientology, Seinfeld dismissed the question as "poor journalism."

Kirstie Alley To defeat her cocaine addiction, Alley went through the Narconon program. In 2007, Alley reached the state of Operating Thetan II. L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, defines this state as: "confronting hidden areas of one's existence on the whole track, vast amounts of energy and attention are released." Well, now we know how she lost all that weight.