Priscilla Presley becomes latest star to quit Scientology cult after joining when Elvis died

ELVIS’ widow Priscilla Presley has become the latest celeb to quit the Church of Scientology, according to reports.

The 72-year-old is understood to have said she’d “had enough” as she walked away from the sect 40 years after joining when the King of Rock n' Roll passed away.

 Priscilla Presley joined the religion following the sudden death of her husband, Elvis, in 1977

She raised her daughter, Lisa Marie, in the controversial church which counts John Travolta and Tom Cruise among its members.

Lisa also quit the church in 2012, saying: “I was slowly starting to self-destruct.”

And now Priscilla has become the latest in a long line of celebrities to quit the cult, reportedly saying she'd “had enough, I’m done".

A source told the Mail On Sunday: "Lisa Marie leaving made it hard for Priscilla.

"They are very close as a family and leaving the church has been a family decision."

 Poignant...Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu (nee Wagner) at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 1 1967
 Actor Tom Cruise is the best known star to take up the faith
 Actors Priscilla Presley, John Travolta and Kelly Preston pose at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre 37th Anniversary Gala on August 5, 2006
 Elisabeth Moss' follows the religion

Those who already quit the church include Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes and who are both ex-wives of Tom Cruise — who remains a committed member.

“Priscilla reached out to John Travolta after Elvis died in 1977 and that’s how she ended up in the church,” a source told the Mail on Sunday.

“She has been in it ever since and she raised her daughter Lisa Marie in it.”

The Sun Online have contacted Priscilla Presley's representatives and the Church of Scientology for a comment.

 Nicole Kidman was once a supporter
 Church founder Lafayette Ronald Hubbard

Scientology is based on the teachings of American science fiction writer L Ron Hubbard.

According to their official literature: “Scientology is a religion that offers a precise path leading to a complete and certain understanding of one’s true spiritual nature and one’s relationship to self, family, groups, Mankind, all life forms, the material universe, the spiritual universe and the Supreme Being.”

The church also lists Elisabeth Moss, who stars in The Handmaid's Tale and Top of the Lake, among its followers.

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