Did Katie Holmes leave Scientology to protect Suri?

Former Scientologist Leah Remini believes she knows the real reason Katie Holmes left the extremist religion following her split with husband Tom Cruise.

During a bombshell interview with ABC News in the US, the King Of Queens actress claimed Katie decided to leave the Church of Scientology to protect her daughter, Suri Cruise.

“I now know she did what she did, leaving in the way she did because she had to protect her daughter which in a way connects us,” Remini said.


Remini said she left the Church in 2013 to protect her own daughter, 11-year-old Sofia.

Katie Holmes, 36, defected from the church with Suri in 2012 following her breakup with husband Tom Cruise.