Laura Prepon recently revealed that she is no longer a practicing Scientologist, saying that she had left behind the cChurch of Scientology five years ago.

“As a brand new mother, I was reflecting so much on my own upbringing and the way I was mothered,” Prepon told People. “I was forced to look at a lot of things in my life that I wasn’t looking at before.”

Prepon’s childhood was tainted by the way her mother raised her. As a child, she developed bulimia due to the influence of her mother. She shared this and other details about her childhood in You and I, As Mothers, a memoir that she wrote.

“I had so many people reaching out to me, telling me about their own issues and struggles with food and their relationships with their parents,” said Prepon, who was glad that she had shared her story.

Prepon then shared that she is no longer part of the Church of Scientology.

“I’m no longer practicing Scientology,” she stated. “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.”

She also shared that she has transitioned to meditation in place of Scientology. Prepon explained that she practices meditation with her husband, actor Ben Foster. “We meditate daily and I’m really liking it. it’s something that helps me to hear my own voice and it’s something we can do together.”

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