The Jennifer Lopez/Marc Anthony split that came just weeks after the two danced up a storm during an American Idol appearance together has been blamed on a multitude of things, including rumored infidelities involving both Lopez and Anthony and now, a rift over Scientology.
Scientology is a somewhat popular ‘religion’ among celebrities, but it has far more detractors in general than adherents due to many controversial beliefs and practices within the organization some call a cult. Lopez has at least expressed sympathy to Scientology in previous interviews, saying she wished “that people wouldn’t judge [Scientology] without knowing what it is.”
Lopez, raised a Catholic, has never confirmed a connection to Scientology in the media and has not publicly embraced the religion like high-profile celebrities Tom Cruise and John Travolta. Still, she’s been linked with it for the past few years, and church leaders in Scientology are known to recruit high on the Hollywood food chain to win the expensive religion moneymaking converts.
The latest rumors about the Jennifer Lopez/Marc Anthony split are that a rift over whether or not a Scientology school was appropriate for the couple’s twins Max and Emma caused the fallout that drove the pair to divorce. An unnamed source has been quoted on the alleged Scientology rift:
“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.”
In the past, Jennifer has said she “wouldn’t mind” the controversial church educating her children.