Laura Prepon Reveals She “No Longer Practices” Scientology

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Laura Prepon Reveals She “No Longer Practices” Scientology
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Laura Prepon is opening up about life after leaving the Church of Scientology.

In a recent interview with People, the Orange is the New Black actress revealed that she has not been an active Scientologist in close to "five years." And although the change in practicing that specific belief system occurred a while ago, Laura went on to explain that she has studied and practiced other religions throughout the course of her life.

"I'm no longer practicing Scientology," she told the outlet. "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."

As far as her current practices go, Laura noted that she finds comfort in meditation, which she does with her husband, Ben Foster, who has never practiced Scientology. "We meditate daily and I'm really liking it," she said, adding, "because it's something that helps me to hear my own voice and it's something we can do together."

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Laura first opened up about her involvement in Scientology during an interview with Celebrity magazine, a publication reportedly affiliated with the organization.

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"So, when I first got into Scientology, I did Personal Values and Integrity and then Overcoming Ups and Downs in Life," she explained to Celebrity in 2014. "These courses touched on the observations I was aware of when I was younger. It was right there in black and white. It was amazing, and I felt that finally something was speaking my language. It totally connected with me. Pretty soon after that I got onto the Purification Rundown, and I started moving up the Bridge."

As for the mom of two who enjoys a "quieter" life at home currently, Laura also told People, "Life is slowly starting to have some semblance of normalcy again, so for now, it's just work, family and trying to get a laugh when we can."