“Orange is the New Black” star Laura Prepon revealed to People magazine that she hasn’t practiced the controversial religion Scientology since becoming a mother to her two children, who are 4 years and 16 months old. Prepon was just one of the famous celebrities tied to Scientology, and was even rumored to be dating one of the most prominent Scientologists, actor Tom Cruise, in 2014.

Said the 41-year-old Prepon: “I’m no longer practicing Scientology. I’ve always been very open-minded, even since I was a child. I was raised Catholic and Jewish. I’ve prayed in churches, meditated in temples. I’ve studied Chinese meridian theory. I haven’t practiced Scientology in close to five years and it’s no longer part of my life.”

Prepon also told the magazine that she meditates with her husband, actor Ben Foster: “We meditate daily and I’m really liking it,” she said. “Because it’s something that helps me to hear my own voice and it’s something we can do together.”  Prepon and Foster tied the knot in June 2018 after welcoming their daughter Ella in August 2017. In October 2019, Prepon announced she was pregnant with the couple’s second child.

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