Priscilla Presley is the latest celebrity to quit the Church of Scientology.
According to the Mail on Sunday, the 72-year-old former wife of Elvis has left the controversial religion after nearly four decades as a devotee.
‘I’ve had enough. I’m done,’ said Presley, who recently dated singer Tom Jones. She is believed to have joined Scientology after the death of husband Elvis.
‘Priscilla reached out to John Travolta after Elvis died in 1977 and that’s how she ended up in the church,’ a source said. ‘She has been in it ever since and she raised her daughter Lisa Marie in it.’
In fact, Lisa Marie left the Church in 2014, with the source adding: ‘ her daughter leaving made it hard for Priscilla.
‘They are very close as a family and leaving the church has been a family decision.’
Lisa Marie said after leaving the church: ‘I was slowly starting to self-destruct. They were taking my soul, my money, my everything.’
Both Katie Holmes and Nicole Kidman – ex-wives of Top Gun star Cruise – have quit the church, as have actress Demi Moore and filmmaker Paul Haggis. The latter described it as an ‘evil cult’, adding: ‘Everyone who’s left has left quietly. Everyone is so scared; all the well-known people.’