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What Happened To Shelly Miscavige, The Missing Wife Of The Leader Of Scientology?

The Church of Scientology is an incredibly divisive group whose supporters border on fanaticism, while its critics condemn it for its psychologically abusive practices. It’s led by the enigmatic and highly charismatic David Miscavige, who’s also accused of coercion, profiteering, and assault.

His wife, Michele Miscavige, has been a member of the Church since she was 12. At that time, she was one of four personal messengers for L. Ron Hubbard, the original mastermind behind the Church of Scientology. In the mid-2000s, a monumental media event happened: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes met and fell in love. Michele ‘Shelly’ Miscavige is the one who orchestrated their union, ultimately to the benefit of her church. Leah Remini, who was also a Scientologist since childhood, was absolutely shocked that Shelly wasn't present at their wedding. It wasn't long after that David Miscavige and his wife had a huge confrontation, which resulted in her subsequent disappearance from the public eye in 2007.

This raises quite a few questions: What happened to David Miscavige’s wife? Did he have anything to do with it? Where is Shelly now?

There are many theories out there speculating on the fate of David Miscavige's missing wife; some are downright chilling, but none of them are a certain explanation and can only leave people scratching their heads as they wonder, what happened to Shelly Miscavige?