Are Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Scientologists?

In the 1950s, a science-fiction author named L. Ron Hubbard had the idea of creating a church that explored spirituality in a different way. The concept of using a scientific approach to help you reach your full spiritual potential was intriguing to many people.

The church of Scientology claims that it has millions of members across the country. Although that number has been debated several times, there is no denying the church does acquire an impressive amount of new followers each year.

One of the things that have made Scientology so popular over the years, is the number of celebrities that have come out to give their public support of the church. Some A-list celebrities like Tom Cruise and John Travolta have had nothing but praise for the Church of Scientology and have said that they are proud to be members of such an organization.

They aren’t the only celebrities to come out and give support to the church, there are many other members in Hollywood that have proudly been Scientologist for years.

However, there is one couple in Hollywood that people are not sure about when it comes to their commitment to Scientology and that is Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Over the years, they have been linked to the church and have even been spotted inside the Church of Scientology. But they have never come out and admitted they are involved with the church in any way.

So, are Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith Scientologist? Here is what we know.

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Jada Pinkett Smith was accused of being a Scientologist

As many of you know, actress Leah Remini has been on a crusade to end Scientology since she left the church in 2013. She has written a book entitled Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology and has created a popular A&E docuseries called Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. 

Leah Remini has used both of these projects to shine a light on some of the atrocities that she claims the organization does to people.

Because Scientology is secretive about what goes on within their organization, many people are very interested in talking Leah about the Church of Scientology so that they can finally get an insider perspective of the infamous organization.

A few years ago, Leah did an interview with the Daily Beast where had confirmed that Jada Pinkett Smith was, in fact, a Scientologist.

“I know Jada’s in. I know Jada’s in,” Leah had said. ” She’s been in Scientology a long time. I never saw Will there, but I saw Jada at the Celebrity Centre. They have opened up a Scientology school, but have since closed it.”

Did Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith start a Scientology school?

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The “Scientology school” that Leah was referring to in her interview was the New Village Leadership Academy in Calabasas, California. Although, it was never actually classified as a “Scientology School,” however, many of the teachers and administrators were Scientologist.

Also, a lot of the educational instruction that was taught at the school we called “Study Technology” and came from L. Ron Hubbard’s teachings.

Jada was very adamant, however, about the fact she and her husband did not open a Scientology school. “I definitely want to make it clear that the educational institution that we have, the school that Will and I have, is not a Scientology school,” Jada had said in a statement in 2009. “It is not a desire of ours to educate children with Scientology, that is not what Will and I want to do. And our school is not, and I repeat, not a Scientology school.”

Jada Pinkett Smith and Leah Remini have a heart to heart

After Leah Remini publicly accused Jada of being a Scientologist, Leah had reached out to Jada and the two women decided to talk out their differences on Jada’s Facebook Watch show, Red Table Talk. On the show, Remini had apologized to Jada saying that she didn’t mean for her accusations to cause Pinkett Smith any pain.

Jada accepted her apology and explained, once again, that she and her husband are not Scientologist. And that the only reason that she had ever gone to the Celebrity Centre at the Church of Scientology as that she has a curiosity of all religions and she was interested in learning some of the things that were taught there. But she insisted that she and her family are in no way Scientologist.

Are Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Scientologist?

As we have already mentioned, Jada has said several times that she is no way a Scientologist. And Will Smith has also admitted in the past that thanks to his grandmother’s teachings, he grew up being a Christian.

In 2015, Will Smith told The Christian Post “My grandmother was really my connection to God.” He went on to say, ” She was the most spiritually centered person that I had ever met in my entire life. Even to the point that when she was dying she was happy like she as really excited about going to Heaven.”