A-list celebrities including Tom Cruise, Kirstie Alley and John Travolta are well-known adherents of Scientology.
And, according to KIIS FM’s Jackie ‘O’ Henderson, her longtime co-host Kyle Sandilands once explored the controversial religion while living in Los Angeles – before backing out after learning that the church wanted a portion of his income.
Speaking on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Thursday, Jackie, 43, said: ‘[Kyle] was like, “This is all right, this is pretty cool, it’s pretty flash”, and then he found out they wanted 20 per cent of what he earns. So he was out of there!’
‘They wanted 20 per cent of what he earns’: Jackie ‘O’ Henderson said that Kyle Sandilands (pictured) ‘tried out Scientology’ before rejecting the controversial religion after claims for money
Jackie added, laughing: ‘He was like, “Forget about it, you’re not getting my money!” It’s weird how they do that.’
Jackie said that Kyle ‘did one session’ at a Scientology church in Los Angeles.
‘He loved that you could smoke inside,’ she said. ‘So that was getting him in [to the religion] straight away and then he saw Tom Cruise’s kid – Connor – walk past.’
Speaking on the Kyle and Jackie O Show on Thursday, Jackie (right) said: ‘He [Kyle] was like, “This is all right, this is pretty cool, it’s pretty flash”, and then he found out they wanted 20 per cent of what he earns. So he was out of there’
Divisive: In 2013, A-list actor Tom Cruise (pictured), 56, stated that his ex-wife Katie Holmes, 39, divorced him in part to protect the couple’s 12-year-old daughter Suri from Scientology
Controversial: Scientology, led by American David Miscavige (pictured), has reportedly had quite an influence on the personal lives of celebrities
The Church of Scientology, led by David Miscavige, reportedly has quite an influence on the personal lives of its celebrity members.
However, it is unlikely that outspoken Kyle, 47, will be joining any kind of religion any time soon.
In November 2017, he revealed that he lied about his religious affiliations when getting married to his first wife Tamara Jaber.
Grounded: It is unlikely that Kyle (left) will be joining any kind of religion any time soon – in November 2017 he revealed that he lied about his religious affiliations when getting married to first wife Tamara Jaber (right)
Kyle said at the time: ‘I lied to the priest because I had to be whatever religion she was, Melkite Catholic, Hezbollah, I just lied and went “I’m that.”
‘He said, “Are you sure? You don’t look Lebanese.”‘
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Kyle Sandilands and the Church of Scientology for comment.