Former Church Of Scientology Member, Leah Remini Happily Married With Children
Leah Remini has been a pugnacious lover with on-screen partner Kevin James on CBS' long-running series The King of Queens. The series aired from 1998 to 2007.
When it comes to her offscreen love life, she is married to Angelo Pagan. Remini and Pagan married in 2003 and since then the pair has been inseparable. Let's get into the details of their happy married life and know whether they have children or not.
Leah Remini Happy Married With Children
Married since 2003, Leah Remini and her husband Angelo Pagan had their first encounter in Cuban club and restaurant named El Floridita in Hollywood and eventually started dating in 1996. About her husband, he is a popular singer back in his hometown and used to be a member of a band called Salsa Caliente.
As per some online sources, Pagan purposed to her in a romantic candlelit dinner date in Los Angeles. After nearly seven years of relationship, the pair officialized their relationship by exchanging vows in a wedding ceremony in 2003.
The couple together is proud parents of a daughter. They welcomed their first child Sofia Bella Pagan on June 16, 2004, a day after her 34th birthday. Pagan also has three more children, sons from his previous relationship.
Back in 2015, Remini disclosed some interesting details regarding her husband via her book, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology as she wrote in the book:
"I am selfish and self-centered ... have physically threatened people ... my husband [Angelo Pagán] is a serial cheater and my mother was a slut,"
Pagan also allegedly had an affair with another woman when he first met Remini.
Despite the shocking revelations, Remini feels so thankful to have Angelo Pagan and daughter, Sofia as her family which she shared on her Instagram post on 23 November 2017 where she appeared sharing a tight hug with his family.
Remini's family was also featured in a reality show, Leah Remini: It’s All Relative which premiered on July 10, 2014, on TLC.
In a 2015 tweet by Pegan, he showed his support and love for his wife which shows the pair share a strong bond.
— angelo pagan (@apangelo) October 30, 2015
With all the evidence, we can say Remini is living a happy married life with her husband of 15 years.
Leah Remini in Church of Scientology: Why She Quit Scientology?
The King of Queens actress joined Church of Scientology at the age of nine, however, she quit the Scientology in 2013 after a conflict with Church management.
According to Page Six, Remini left the Church of Scientology due to the policies of the religion that abuses members of its Sea Org religious order and also “disconnect” the followers with their family members.
The source revealed:
“It all began when Leah questioned the validity of excommunication of people. She is stepping back from a regime she thinks is corrupt. She thinks no religion should tear apart a family or abuse someone under the umbrella of ‘religion.’ ”
Reportedly, her conflict with the Church first started after she went on to inquire about the whereabouts of David Miscavige's wife Shelly during Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes wedding in 2006.
Leah Remini: Quick Facts
- Leah Marie Remini was born on June 15, 1970, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.A. to Vicki Marshall and George Remini.
- She is American and of Mixed ethnicity(Austrian Jewish/Sicilian).
- She is 5' 3" (1.6 m) tall.
- Her interest is to sing Karaoke.
- Jennifer Lopez is Remini's close friend.
- She was ranked #19 in 102 Sexiest Women in the World by Stuff magazine in 2002.
- She also auditioned for the role Monica in Insomnia Cafe - Friends.
- Remini published a book, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology in November 2015.
- Her estimated net worth is $20 million.