Leah Remini Completes First College Semester Aged 51 After Living Most Of Her Life ‘In A Cult’

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Leah Remini Completes First College Semester Aged 51 After Living Most Of Her Life ‘In A Cult’ (Alamy)

After completing her first semester at college, Leah Remini has spoken out.

After 34 years of service to the Church of Scientology, the 51-year-old retired in 2013.

Remini announced last year that she would be attending New York University School of Professional Studies, an ambition she never imagined she would be able to achieve growing up in a “cult.”

She’s since given followers an update on how the first semester went.

Leah Remini has opened up about completing her first semester at college. Credit: Alamy

Remini stated that coming to college for the first time at the age of 51, “after living most of [her] life in a cult and only having an eighth grade education,” was “not easy.”

“But I had my first NYU final examinations this week, and I’m delighted I decided to educate myself,” she said.

“It’s never too late to start.” It’s difficult, but it’s worthwhile.”

Remini originally informed fans of her plans to attend collage in 2021 by uploading her acceptance letter to Instagram.

She expressed her delight at the news and expressed her want to share it with her fans.

Leah Remini has opened up about completing her first semester at college. Credit: Alamy

Remini stated that coming to college for the first time at the age of 51, “after living most of [her] life in a cult and only having an eighth grade education,” was “not easy.”

“But I had my first NYU final examinations this week, and I’m delighted I decided to educate myself,” she said.

“It’s never too late to start.” It’s difficult, but it’s worthwhile.” Remini originally informed fans of her plans to attend collage in 2021 by uploading her acceptance letter to Instagram.

She expressed her delight at the news and expressed her want to share it with her fans.

“This is a very momentous day for someone like me, who greatly wanted a better education and more alternatives in my life, coming from a cult and a family that didn’t respect education.” This was not an easy task.

“This is one of the last pieces of my life that I’m reclaiming from Scientology.” It took a lot of courage for me to take this step, because I was afraid of not being smart enough, worthy enough, or capable of doing the work that would be necessary, given my ageā€¦. “I did it anyhow, with the help of a very special person in my life,” she explained.

Remini congratulated the institution and John from Innovative Education Solutions for ‘believing’ in her.

“You are an incredible man, and anyone who needs someone to encourage them, to accompany them through this (often) frightening process, who is afraid to take the initial step, should choose you!”

She expressed her gratitude by saying, “Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

When Remini was nine years old, she became a member of the Church of Scientology.

In the docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, Remini has spoken out about the group and its former members’ culture of ‘abuse, heartache, and harassment.’

Remini took part in the docuseries in order to “shine a light on information that makes the public aware of what is truly going on and urges others to speak up so that the atrocities can be terminated forever.”

Tom Cruise was particularly singled out by the actress for allegedly yelling at her and telling her she wasn’t doing enough for the organisation.