Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' marriage may long be over, but Leah Remini, actress and former Scientologist, is blowing the lid off some of the most shocking and secretive moments from their 2006 nuptials.
Remini, best known for starring on the long-running TV show King of Queens, details her 30+ years in the Church of Scientology, from which she left in 2013, in her upcoming memoir, Troublemaker, and in a recent 20/20 interview. And she cites some of the most traumatic times in the church surprisingly, in relation to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. She reportedly got written up for even telling the two to "get a frigging room!" one night when she was supposed to be teaching them salsa dancing, but they were making out instead, Us Weekly reports.
As for the wedding itself, Remini recalled that she was asked to invite Jennifer Lopez and then-husband Marc Anthony to the nuptials on Cruise's behalf. Really, though, she claims it was so the church could try to lure the high-profile coupe into their institution. "The church was really the one who invited them, on Tom's behalf," Remini explained in her 20/20 interview, Us Weekly reports.
Some other details from the big-day nearly a decade ago include a strange serenade by Tom Cruise to Holmes. The Mission Impossible star reportedly sang "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" to his bride as a throwback to his 1986 film Top Gun.
And in the end, Remini cites the reason for Holmes' very public split from Cruise was because she was trying to protect Suri. "I know now [Holmes] did what she did, leaving [Scientology] the way that she did, because she had to protect her daughter, which, in a way, connects us now," Remini said during an appearance on Good Morning America this morning.
After the trying exit from their church and going public with her story, Remini's support system remains her husband, who publicly declared how proud he is of his wife. "So proud of @leahremini!" he wrote on his Twitter feed. "Brave, bold and beautiful. I got your back baby!!"