Did Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony split because of her ties to Scientology?

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Much like Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez seems to have been flirting with the Church of Scientology for years now. Back in 2007 and 2008, she was giving interviews praising Scientology and using some of the language associated with CoS (“audit” and “tin can” I guess?). Considering that Jennifer is also supposed to be heavily into Santeria, no one really thought much of it, probably because no one really wanted to imagine Jennifer covered in hen’s blood, praising the almighty Xenu. However, The Mail has a source who claims that Jennifer’s Scientology connections might have been one of the major factors in her split with Marc Anthony:

While singer Marc Anthony has been described as a control freak following the breakdown of his marriage to Jennifer Lopez, I’m told there is another factor in their split.

J-Lo’s commitment to Scientology was a bone of contention between the Hollywood star and her husband, and the couple, both 42, rowed over her wish to send their three-year-old twins, Max and Emme, to a Scientology school.

Jennifer is close friends with Tom Cruise and his wife Katie Holmes – also staunch Scientologists.

She said in a recent interview she ‘wouldn’t mind’ having her twins educated by the church, adding: ‘I just wish that people wouldn’t judge it without knowing what it is.’

A source close to the couple said: ‘Jennifer and Marc couldn’t see eye-to-eye on the subject. She’s always been more into the church than him. He wasn’t a huge fan and it caused problems.’

[From The Mail]

What is Marc? Catholic? Something similar happened with Nicole Kidman, right? She was and is Catholic and some said that her family’s faith is what always kept her at arm’s length from CoS. Jennifer Lopez, meanwhile, seems to have only kept faith with Santeria and just added some Xenu on the side. I think Jennifer’s… dad?… is a Scientologist too. That probably adds to the pressure that J.Lo feels to embrace Xenu.

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  1. Liz says:

    of course. she has just crossed the line into totally useless/mindless

  2. endoplasmic_ridiculum says:

    WHAT LOSERS. Whenever I hear that someone is a Scientologist they just drop 90 IQ points in my eyes.

  3. tapioca says:

    Well if she hadn’t been messing with Santeria in the first place, Marc Anthony would never have been summoned from the grave.

    Maybe only Xenu can send him back?

  4. brin says:

    Don’t see Santeria and Scientology co-existing, Xenu will not allow it.

  5. Coleen says:

    Isn’t her BFF Leah Remini a fervent Scientologist as well? It would make sense then, if both her dad and her best friend are Co$ that she would lean that way, too.

  6. the original bellaluna says:

    Is that Celine Dion (with Marc) in the header pic?

    Leah Remini is a fervent Sci-Co$. So is J-Ho’s dad, I do believe. And the Sci-Co$ end another relationship. Huzzah. (sarcasm)

  7. Cherry Rose says:

    Katie Holmes was also Catholic. And the conspiracy continues. O.O;

    As much as I can’t stand JLo, I will say that she is much too smart and much too in control of herself that she would never allow herself to be embroiled in Scientology. She doesn’t seem the type to allow someone else to control her life, which is basically what the church of scientolgy does.

    Now, Santeria, I could see her being involved in.

  8. ladybert62 says:

    I never understand this – dont people discuss this sort of stuff either before they are married, while they are married before kids are born? It always surprises me that parents start arguing about how to raise them (especially regarding religion) after the kids are born.

    Anyway, so she is another mindless cos peep!

    If this story is true, he just went up 1 degree in my opinion.

  9. Jackson says:

    So I guess when you are that high on the Co$ food chain that your kids won’t be forced into that crazy child army they have out there raising money for them and working for peanuts. It’s good to be rich, eh? I can’t imagine wanting my kids to be a part of that craziness.

  10. RocketMerry says:

    Oh, for the love of… yeah, now that she was almost relevant again to me. Back to “foreverforgetland”, Jen.

    On a more interesting note, it does seem like Catholics are pretty desirable preys to Scientology. Is it because the cult is derived from Satanism? ‘Cause I read somewhere that Catholics tend to be preferred victims for Satanic stuff.
    Quick edit, I just read on the comments on another post that Jessica Alba auditioned to be Cruise’s WifeBot and she’s Catholic too! Dude, I totally see a pattern here.
    Anyhow, shudders. Scientology is evil.

    @ladybert62, I’m always surprised too. I’m all for marrying the love of your life, but how does religion-education-morals and all that stuff not come up in a pre-marriage talk?

  11. TG says:

    @RocketMerry – If it is true that Jessica Alba auditioned for the part of robobride and turned it down she just went up a few points in my book. But why do they want to convert Catholics? I don’t understand that part.

  12. aenflex says:

    Jayzus. Do you know they don’t even teach subjects at Scieno school? No place to send your kids. At least Christian schools follow a curriculum that can be applied to professional life later.

  13. the original bellaluna says:

    ladybert & RocketMerry – Seems to me (like y’all) that the topic of kids (do we want them or not; is our parenting style compatible) and religion (are we in agreement about it) should be one of the M-A-N-Y things discussed PRIOR to marriage. Otherwise, why bother? It all boils down to a waste of time.

    Some people, they just boggle the mind.

  14. lucy2 says:

    Given her friendship with Remini (who really irks me) I wouldn’t be surprised.

    I read her entire Vanity Fair article. It came off to me that once she got her kids and the career started up again, she didn’t need him anymore. Add that to him probably not liking her being more successful than him, and recipe for disaster. Shame there’s 2 little kids caught in the middle.

  15. RocketMerry says:

    @TG, Dunno, I just read in some article about satanic groups that Catholics, for some reason, seem to be “traditional” and “preferred” victims to rituals and stuff. And since it appears that the founder of Scientology was a satanist who created a cult about abuse and rituals, that was something that got me thinking.

  16. HappyMom says:

    Nice play from Marc’s camp!

  17. Lol says:

    I was actually just looking up scientology links all day :)

    apparantly Leah Remni is a second generation scientologist and she was supposed to have been advising JLo on fertility through CoS.

    She denied this in an interview and said she wasnt trying to convert her and that jenifer knew how to get pregnant on her own.

    But there were alot of rumours that jennifer had signed up for books about course in Scientology

  18. Ellie says:

    They only broke up because of there huge massive ugly egos.

  19. Belle Epoch says:

    ‘I just wish that people wouldn’t judge it without knowing what it is.’

    HAHAHAHAHAHA

    We DO know what it is. If anybody does not, it’s a mega-rich super-celebrity, who gets a completely skewed idea about Scientology from the little fascist who heads it up – and who recruits movie stars so all the little morons will rush to sign up, too.

    Basic point: a “religion” should not cost MONEY. You can spend $200,000 on Scientology courses and still not be “clear” enough.

    Do read INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY, the new book – and be patient because it does not read like an Enquirer article but it gets the job done.

  20. Susan O. says:

    More credit to him if he left for that reason.

  21. Violet says:

    You know, this actually maks a lot of sense.

    I never did buy they split up due to his controlling ways (JLo seems as much of a diva as Marc) or abuse (for Pete’s sake, she’s stronger than him so my money would be on JLo in a fight) or infidelity (people with a track record like these two would probably have a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in place).

    This also explains the recent upsurge in JLo’s career. The Church of Scientology is extremely powerful in Hollywood.

    I hope that Marc isn’t cut off from the twins the way poor Nicole Kidman was from her two eldest. As far as I’m concerned, that’s one of the most horrific things about this cult.

  22. Gwen says:

    And suddenly I’m team Marc.

  23. gg says:

    If this is true, his stock just went up.

  24. constance says:

    This doesn’t surprise me at all. JLOySkelO had been pushing aside rumors they were CO$ for some time. (Reminiscent of the Smiths)

    @Violet. I agree. I hope he doesn’t get the SP label and is excluded from their lives.

    However, does anyone know if he has a relationship with his other children? I can’t recall the last time I’ve heard mention of them or seen images of them with Marc.

  25. Katt says:

    Santeria & Scientology?
    I can see it. Both claim to give these shallow ones what they want most– fame & fortune.

    She should be boycotted for the slaughtering of animals, simply for their blood. Disgusting!!

  26. Hautie says:

    HA! I find it incredibly hard to believe Jennifer is willing to give millions to this Cult.

    Nor can I believe she would embrace the Cult, that basically killed Cruise’s career and reputation.

    She may flirt with them.

    Hold their hand and whisper in their ear.

    But she is never going to give away her cash to them. And if anyone is getting used in the relationship. It is Jennifer using them for influence.

    Cause we all know she is a dump and run kind of girl.

    And I just don’t see her letting them too close to her, unless she taking advantage of them. And she reaps all the benefit from their Cult power.

  27. mln76 says:

    ITA with Hautie Jlo is too street smart to be a scieno she probably plays nice so they don’t release any dirt her dad gave them but she is not now nor will she ever be on the spaceship with Xenu.

  28. Trillion says:

    I just read that VF interview w/ JLo. What a nightmare. Even when she’s putting herself in the best light possible, she sounds totally self centered and myopic.

  29. Anoni Mus says:

    @ tapioca: LOL!! That was funny!

    I have a hard time imagining JLo getting involved in Scientology, she’s always struck me as a strong character type. Maybe I’m wrong…

  30. Seal Team 6 says:

    I know Kate Bosworth, Scarlett Jo, and Penelope Cruz all were audutioned, too. Cruz finally backed off because her Father said she would never be allowed to see him again, and she’s very close to her family.

    I think all of the above were not anywhere as naive as Holmes. Michelle Williams and Hames Vander Beek (or whatever it is) have boths aid Katie Holmes is very sweet, but very naive.

  31. Seal Team 6 says:

    Also, props to David and Victoria Beckham and Oprah, who have been heavily recruited by COS and were smart enough to turn away.

    Janet Reitman’s new book, “Inside Scientology,” is very good, btw.

  32. Madisyn says:

    Hautie, my thoughts exactly. No way is she going to let this cult be her ‘career killer’.

    Scientology would damn near ‘demand’ her ‘donations’ and I’m just not seeing it.

    I also don’t see her telling them anything damaging just to be blackmailed later. Not seeing it.

  33. Mia says:

    I don’t like JLo, but the woman is too street smart to allow the CoS to get the goods on her to use against her at some later date. Nah. If anything broke them up, it was their egos. I wouldn’t be surprised if she just got sick and tired of his butt and moved on. She doesn’t need a marriage to bolster her flagging career. She’s doing pretty well on her own.

  34. kelly says:

    Well if she hadn’t been messing with Santeria in the first place, Marc Anthony would never have been summoned from the grave.

    Maybe only Xenu can send him back?
    ______________________

    Lmao,True now that Jlo divorced maybe he can go back where he came from.

    The only thing true about this article is that Marc is a control freak.If anything Marc got her into scientology .He’s friends with Leah Remini and her husband and Jada pinkett and Will Smith.He’s the one that introduced Jlo to these crazy people.

  35. Kara Ann says:

    If this is true then I completely support Mark Anthony. Although, I don’t think that we will ever know if this is the case because JLo is smart enough to shut up about it and she’s probably giving Mark a little something to shut up about it as well. Also, according to scieno rules if Mark were declared an SP (supressive person) then JLO would be well within he rights to spread whatever vicious gossip about him that she wanted. That organization supports tearing down its “enemies” at any cost.
    From what I’ve read of Leah Remini, I believe she would encourage Jlo to become a scieno. I have trouble listening to anything Remini says on whatever that show is called because I believe her thinking is so clouded by the CO$.

  36. Lila says:

    @tapioca Hahaha! Thats great

  37. Sue says:

    Ether she or Mark are Scientologist because I remember JJ had photo’s a while back of JLO and Mark attending a big Scientology gathering were tons of famous member were.

    I too thought she would be to smart but you never know.

  38. eternalcanadian says:

    I did wonder if Jennifer had stepped over to the freaky CO$ side. It seems a lot of her “good pals” are in CO$. Plus when one has a parent that is CO$ it can be pretty challenging to not be influenced by that, eh?

    I can only hope if Jennifer really is CO$ that Marc can at least stand up for his children, something Nicole Kidman was unable to do for hers because of Tom’s high rank in CO$.

    But what if it is Marc that is into CO$? Then that’d put a whole new spin on this, no? :o

  39. ol cranky says:

    I seem to recall hearing that JLo’s father is a $cientologist and has been for some time. My guess is that she’s pulled a Will & Jada Smith and gone all out CO$ to regain her celebrity (and, maybe, Marc doesn’t want his children to become CO$ celebuspawn inflicted on the rest of the world a la the younger Smith kids)

  40. Maritza says:

    Nope, that is not the reason they split. Marc’s peeps are trying to deflate the fact that he is a jealous, controlling, philanderer. Actually I think they both are the same way, that’s why it didn’t work.

  41. Violet says:

    @constance – I heard that Marc recently spent time with the kids from his first marriage, but I don’t know if he keeps in touch with his illegitimate child. I hope so, it’d be truly awful if he didn’t.

  42. Kimbob says:

    @endoplasmic_ridiculum….I TOTALLY agree. The IQ factor has taken a MAJOR HIT in my eyes, as well, when I hear of another celeb becoming fallen prey to Scientolobots…..jeez!

    Seriously, for the life of me, I cannot understand how some celebs can be so gullible, even if the COS does kiss their ass….I am verklempt!

  43. lrm says:

    i knew penelopoe cruz must have been auditioning-cuz that whole dating spell with tommy was reallly odd….
    talk about mismatched!
    and scar jo?
    wow i cannot see her married long term t anyone, let alone tommy, and 5 yrs ago or more when she was much younger.

    IQ drops 90 points foor me, for any of these ‘women girls’ who ‘audition’ to be a major hollywood wife to further their careers. sell out and stupidity-like you would not be at a disadvantage in terms of the ‘contract’ with them? esp. when COS is involved!?!

  44. Joe's Mom says:

    I think the reason JLo and her husband split is more likely to be as @lucy2 #15, said above about “she got her kids, career started, she didn’t need him anymore . . . and him probably not liking her being more successful . . .”. I know next to nothing about Scientology, but I do think JLo’s too self-centered to raise her kids like Tom Cruise is raising Suri, which is probably a good thing for her kids, in this instance. Maybe not all Scientologists raise their kids like Suri, but just the idea of treating her like a small adult, and letting her make all her own decisions from day one . . . I can’t even imagine what she’ll be like with that type of freedom by the time she reaches about 14, or younger, so just that is enough to scare me away from Scientolgoy.

  45. Mira says:

    Even if you believe that Anthony was controlling, jealous philanderer, he is not in this way only for several months. They knows themselfs very well before marriage. If by now they could go together, there must be something really different to no longer be together. The only difference is that Jennifer now has a brand new boost to her career.There is simply no logic to Jennifer suddenly decided that he was not for her. Or he saw her in a different light. He did much for her career. Freeze his career to help her. At the moment she began to work at full speed, so did he. Perhaps just with the time become foreign one for other. They do completely different things. So long trying to do things similarly, but Marc is very fond of Latin American music (old school) and she is very fond of the modern sound (anyway she can not sing as it should sound old-school singers)- this means that value different things. Marc appreciated very hight his personal space but she is very fond of public appearances. Marc believes that have make music when you really needing to sing one song, because it lives in you soul, Jennifer believes that have make music when you have plan, work program and good producer for it. Jennifer always looks good, Marc always looks … debatable:). Jennifer priced very much, a one good visual show, but Marc – audio and spiritual experience. I think at one point were tired of looking for the average way in their understandings.

  46. Viv says:

    Must be because she thinks it will make her smart. I don’t know if she will stick with that. Does scientology allow diet pills? Maybe she likes the sauna detox. Oh, those poor kids.

  47. Dena says:

    If she is into COS, it’s only because she sees it as a career move. After all, aren’t all the movers and shakers there?

  48. Eli says:

    Scientologist are definite predators in the celeb world, they like celebs when they are down and out to hook them:

    foxnews.com/story/0,2933,252114,00.html

    “Scientology is notable for recruiting stars at low points in their careers or personal lives, preying on uncertainty, instability or just plain fear by promising to fix life issues.”

  49. Diane says:

    Perfect opportunity for her to start her own religion…the Church of Scienteria.