“What was really emotional about it was realizing that there were two broken little girls in us that were abandoned by their fathers and turned into fighters who clashed,” Jada told People in a new interview. “It was really beautiful and she reached out to me. She was much bigger than me in that way. It was nice to reconnect and release ourselves from all that nonsense that doesn’t matter.”
Leah, 48, and Jada, 47, first began fighting last September when Leah claimed that Jada is a Scientologist during an interview with The Daily Beast. Awkward…
Jada then refuted on Twitter. “I have studied Dianetics, and appreciate the merits of Study Tech,” she wrote on the social media platform at the time about the practices developed by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. “But I am not a Scientologist. I practice human kindness, and I believe that we each have the right to determine what we are and what we are not.”
Leah famously escaped the Church of Scientology in 2013 after 35 years. Ever since, she’s been very vocal about her experiences through her tell-all memoir, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, and her documentary television series for A&E titled Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.
The brunette beauty spent a long time questioning Scientology’s belief system, so subsequently, she was subjected to years of interrogations and was blacklisted from the church and its members. In the end, she credited her decision to leave the church to “dozens of influencing factors,” but her young daughter also played a key role. “In my house, it’s family first — but I was spending most of my time at the church. So, I was saying ‘family first,’ but I wasn’t showing that. I didn’t like the message that sent my daughter,” she previously told BuzzFeed.
That said, sitting down with Leah to hash out their differences really taught Jada a lesson. “You have to treat people with kindness because you don’t know what they’re going through,” she shared. “When she told me her story, I had so much more compassion and it reiterated the necessity to just be gentle and kind because we’re all f***ing devastated.”
Watch Leah and Jada talk it out on Red Table Talk on Monday, Oct. 22 on Facebook Watch.