Leah Remini Is a ‘Mess’ as Daughter Sofia Leaves for College Again

Leah Remini Breaks Down Over Daughter Sofia's 'Second Time' Leaving for College: 'I'm a Mess' silver dress

Leah Remini on the 71st Annual Primetime Inventive Arts Emmy Awards, September 2019.
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Spherical 2! An emotional Leah Remini revealed that her daughter transferred schools — and famous that saying goodbye for the second time is even tougher than the primary.

The King of Queens alum, 52, took to Instagram on Monday, February 6, to share her daughter Sofia’s academic replace along with her 3.5 million followers. (Remini shares Sofia, 18, with husband Angelo Pagan.)

“Lengthy story … however, one of many issues I’ve discovered in life is that there’s at all times time to course appropriate. There’s no sense in sticking to one thing that doesn’t be just right for you. In any state of affairs. At any level in your life,” the Emmy winner started the sentimental message. “In August, our daughter Sofia enrolled in a university she thought was meant for her. I moved her right into a dorm room and got here house heartbroken to a quiet home.”

Remini continued: “For a lot of causes, that college didn’t make sense for her, so she left, and we obtained to have her house for a number of extra months. Just a few weeks in the past, she began programs at one other College, and we moved her into an residence.”

The Exes alum acknowledged that whereas “you’d suppose the second time can be simpler,” she and her husband, 54, are “much more of a multitude now.”

Remini concluded her publish — which included clips from the household’s short-lived actuality present — by explaining that whereas Sofia is “again at it now” and is “going via all of the issues a first-year faculty scholar needs to be going via,” she and Pagan are having a tough time. “Crying, not figuring out what to do with ourselves now aside from photos and movies and crying some extra.”

The Second Act star beforehand revealed how exhausting it was when Sofia went off to school in September 2022, calling it “probably the most excruciatingly painful and proudest second of my life.”

“I’ve by no means cried a lot in my life. … It’s the hardest factor I’ve ever achieved, and I’m nonetheless torturing myself with the concept that I might need pushed my daughter on the faculty observe as a result of I by no means obtained to go once I was her age,” Remini puzzled on the time, sharing a throwback Instagram picture of her with Sofia as a baby. “It isn’t straightforward to let go; change is so exhausting. It feels so unbelievably fallacious to get on a aircraft with out my daughter and go away her to be an grownup when she remains to be simply our child in my and her dad’s eyes. I don’t stay up for going house the place my daughter’s room can be empty with out her till she comes house for Thanksgiving. My coronary heart goes out to all of the dad and mom and caretakers who may be going via this bittersweet journey.”

Remini — who has been vocal about her break from the Church of Scientology since leaving the faith in 2013 — defined the next 12 months that she left, partially, due to her daughter.

“[Sofia] was attending to the age the place the acclimation into the Church must begin,” the previous Scientology and the Aftermath host advised BuzzFeed in 2014, explaining that Sofia must undergo a process generally known as “auditing” which begins with a sequence of invasive questions.

Recalling the problem of her personal childhood inside the confines of Scientology, the Kevin Can Wait alum advised the outlet that she “grew up resenting my mom as a result of she was by no means house” as a consequence of her work within the church. “I used to be saying ‘household first’ [to Sofia], however I wasn’t displaying that,” Remini recalled of her personal time as a dad or mum within the church. “I didn’t just like the message that despatched my daughter.”