No need to break out the E-Meters—Leah Remini is clear that leaving the Church of Scientology was a good decision for her.
Since defecting from the controversial organization last summer, the actress and her family have learned "new ways to...reconnect with each other," or as she explains it on Wednesday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show, leaving Scientology "really has brought us closer together."
"I think, you know, we're stronger," says the former King of Queens star, "and we're having so much fun together."
The Dancing With the Stars alum, 43, is letting the rest of us in on her new, Xenu-free life through her family's TLC reality show, premiering this summer. The series has been "a beautiful thing" for Leah's family—which includes her husband Angelo Pagán, 9-year-old daughter Sofia, mom Vicki, stepdad George, sister and brother-in-law.