Jenna Elfman has been married for over two decades, something of a feat in Hollywood, and the Fear the Walking Dead star says that’s thanks in part to her controversial religion.
“Well, I’ve been a Scientologist for 28 years, and that’s a huge part of what helps us keep our communication going and our relationship,” the actress explained on People’s Chatter talk show. “We’ve never cheated on each other, we’ve never broken up. We hang in there.”
Jenna and Bodhi wed in 1995 and have two sons, Story, 11, and Easton, 8.
“Raising children, maintaining my sanity in a crazy world. Our world is crazy, it’s getting crazier, and Hollywood is the ne plus ultra of crazy,” she noted.
Elfman defended Scientology and the courses it offers. “I think that anything that works tends to get attacked,” she said. However, the actress didn’t offer any examples of what she believes gets attacked.
“It’s been so workable for me,” she said. “I use it every single day of my life and it keeps me energized and vivacious and happy. I like literally have so much going on. Why am I going to go: ‘You know, let me put some negativity in my life. Let me go see who’s being a bigot.’ Why would I search for bigotry in this world when it’s the one thing that’s been this huge help in my life to keep me sane and to raise great kids?”
Scientology has long been in the limelight thanks to famous adherents Tom Cruise and John Travolta, but the religion has experienced a wave of particularly negative press over the last several years. Former members Leah Remini and Paul Haggis have come forward, detailing disturbing experiences inside the church. The religion was also the subject of the documentary film exposé Going Clear.
“I think people should just check it out for themselves and not believe everything they hear or read on the internet,” Elfman concluded.
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