Leah Remini: DWTS Isn’t “Just About the Dancing”
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Dancing With The Stars

Leah Remini: DWTS Isn’t “Just About the Dancing”

Following her nasty breakup from the Church of Scientology, Leah Remini is finding that Dancing With the Stars is the perfect rebound.

The former King of Queens star joined Dancing With the Stars Season 17 almost immediately after splitting from the church and she hasn’t been afraid to voice her concerns about its practices or how happy she’s been since she cut ties.

In a recent interview with TVGuide, Leah says that the show came at the perfect time for her and despite her fears about being a non-dancer, she couldn’t be happier about her decision to become a contestant.

“Decisions I've made [in the past] really were fear-based,” Leah explained. “And having stepped out of being scared, I decided that all my decisions are going to be based on that — on not doing things, and not not doing things, because I'm scared. Dancing with the Stars — of course I was petrified to do it.”

For Leah, dancing every week with partner Tony Dovolani has benefitted her life in more ways than one.

“I didn't really realize that I was going to get so much from the show. It's not just about the dancing,” the former King of Queens star said. “The support that has come from the show and the pros and the celebrities and the crew, it's been such a warm, lovely experience. I'm getting back so much more than what I thought I was going to get. The show has given me something to look forward to every day. I look forward to coming to work. I look forward to seeing my friends. So, it's been an amazing experience for me. It came at the exact right time.”

In fact, Leah is in such a good place that she hasn’t even held a grudge against Sharon Osbourne, with whom she had tension with following her exit from The Talk.

“You’ve just got to let things go, especially considering what the Osbourne family has been dealing with,” she said. “You can’t hold grudge. You can’t hold other people responsible for your life. I’ve had a lot of personal growth in that area… Sharon’s been so supportive and gracious, so has Kelly, and Jack has been my support system at work.”

Source: TVGuide