After parting ways with Scientology in 2013, Leah Remini has become a vocal critic of the controversial organization. Her departure reportedly stemmed from extensive “thought modification” sessions prompted by her inquiry into the absence of David Miscavige’s wife, Shelly Miscavige, from Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ high-profile wedding in 2006. Designated a “Suppressive Person,” Remini has not only criticized the organization but has also directed her critiques at Tom Cruise, particularly questioning his parenting alongside Katie Holmes, especially concerning their daughter, Suri Cruise.
The timeline of Tom and Holmes’ relationship, as outlined by InStyle, highlights the rapid progression from their first public appearance in April 2005 to their engagement announcement in June 2005. Suri was born in April 2006, and their lavish Scientology wedding took place in November 2006. Scientology weddings, characterized by unique ceremonies, were, in this case, marked by unusual advice offered to the groom, emphasizing materialistic considerations rather than parenting insights.
Leah Remini’s revelations, as detailed in her book “Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology,” shed light on her observations of Suri Cruise’s treatment during the TomKat wedding rehearsal dinner. According to Remini, guests, including Tom and Holmes, seemingly ignored the cries of a 7-month-old Suri. Disturbed by the situation, Remini discovered Suri lying on a bathroom floor, surrounded by Tom’s sisters, his personal assistant, and another woman, who, instead of offering comfort, reportedly watched the distressed child like a cult-like figure.
Remini likened their gaze to being “L. Ron Hubbard incarnate,” referencing the founder of Scientology. She eventually convinced Tom and the others to attend to Suri, highlighting the bizarre circumstances surrounding the incident.
The controversy around Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes extends beyond this incident. Reports suggest that Holmes adhered to Scientology’s birthing directive, maintaining silence during childbirth. Additionally, Suri’s recommended baby diet raised concerns, and the couple’s decisions about her schooling, including enrollment in a school using Hubbard’s “study technology,” added to the scrutiny. Holmes’ refusal to continue Suri’s education within Scientology’s tenets was cited as a factor in her divorce from Cruise, with Holmes opting for a Catholic school instead.
The ongoing revelations and controversies surrounding Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, and Scientology continue to attract public attention, with Leah Remini providing a critical perspective on the couple’s parenting choices within the context of the organization’s practices.