10 Stunning Tom Cruise Claims Leveled by Leah Remini

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Leah Remini has come out with a memoir titled "Troublemaker."

It recounts her many years as a Scientologist, giving readers a look into her life as part of this controversial religion.

She spent a long time as one of the group’s elite members, meaning she had many interactions with its most elite member, Tom Cruise.

What can Remini reveal about Cruise? A whole lot! Scroll down for the 10 most stunning revelations...

1. How did they meet?

How did they meet?
The actress says she made a $1 million donation to the International Association of Scientologists in the mid-200s. She was therefore brought directly into the main fold... and ended up teaching Cruise how to Salsa dance after being introduced to him by Cruise’s church liaison.

2. Cruise has a major temper

She recounts a strange story in which Cruise wanted to make cookies, but couldn't find the cookie dough and berated an assistant as a result. She writes: "Tom comes across with an almost presidential charm to the public, but seeing him treat people this way was utterly shocking."

3. But he loves to play Hide and Seek!

But he loves to play Hide and Seek!
Remini says she was hanging out with Cruise, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett one night when he, very seriously, asked her to play Hide and Seek with them. After she declined the invitation because she was wearing Jimmy Choo shoes, she says Cruise replied: "Well, good. So you're It,' then," and tagged her before running off to hide.

4. Keeping jumping, Tom!

Keeping jumping, Tom!
The Church was fully behind Cruise after his infamous couch-jumping incident on Oprah. "The guy’s really happy, and you should be happy for him," Remini recalls her church liaison, Shane Woodruff, telling her.

5. You tell 'em, Tom!

You tell 'em, Tom!
She says the Church was also all about Cruise's Today show takedown of Brooke Shields, actually following it up with a presentation at the Shrine Auditorium, where they bragged that prescriptions for psychotropic drugs were down "something like 500 percent, thanks to Tom and his recent comments. According to the church, Tom had single-handedly taken down the psychiatric profession."

6. On the J. Lo?

On the J. Lo?
Once Cruise learned Remini was good friends with Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez, he insisted she invite them to him and Katie Holmes' wedding... despite barely knowing the singers at all. Why? Keep reading for the answer...

7. The (very) big day

The (very) big day
Remini writes that Tom and Katie’s wedding was "regarded as 'official church business.'" The goal was to get celebrities to attend in order to legitimatize Scientology. She writes that the nuptials helped give off the "illusion of 'look how powerful Scientology is in this business."

8. Oh... baby?

The actress claims she found Suri crying on the bathroom floor during Tom and Katie's rehearsal dinner, and that Tom's sister and assistant were there... yelling at her to be quiet. Remini writes how she chastised the women before rabbing Suri’s bottle and heating it up in the kitchen.

9. Mother, may I slam you?

Mother, may I slam you?
Remini once found herself alone with Isabella Cruise and asked if she sees her mom (Nicole Kidman) often. "Not if I have a choice,” Isabella replied, according to Remini. "Our mom is a fucking SP." (An SP, or suppressive person, is any individual who speaks out against the church.)


Once Remini decided to leave the Church in 2013, she relied on the mere IDEA of Kidman for guidance, referring to her in the book as her "guardian angel" and adding: "Although I never met her or attempted to meet her, I thought about her a lot. While I stared at the dark ceiling at night, unable to sleep, I would say to myself, 'Remember Nicole Kidman. She was declared an SP and left the church, and she's doing okay. Her career is still going, and she has a husband and family … Just remember Nicole Kidman. She left and she's okay."

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