It’s a big day for Leah Remini!
On Thursday (May 20), the 50-year-old two-time Emmy winner took to Instagram announce that she has been accepted into an associate’s program in liberal arts at New York University.
“I am so excited, in tears and wanted to share this with you guys,” Leah wrote along with a screenshot of her acceptance letter. “For someone like me, a person who desperately wanted a higher education and options in my life, coming from a cult and a family who didn’t value an education, this is a very big day for me.”
She continued, “This didn’t come easy. This is one of the last chunks of my life that I am taking back for myself from Scientology. It took a lot for me to take this step, for fear that I was not smart enough, not worthy enough, not able to do the work that will be required, my age…. I did it anyway with a lot of encouragement from a very special person in my life. I am ready to do the work and honestly, I’m scared s–tless! And I am excited to start on my journey.”
Leah concluded her post by thanking NYU for “believing in me.”
“It’s just never too late is it? Thank you to NYU @nyuniversity for believing in me,” Leah wrote. “And thank you John @iescentralmass, you are an amazing man and anyone needing someone to cheer them on, to walk them through this (sometimes) intimidating process, who are scared to take this first step, should choose you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. #goafteryourdreams #dreambig”
Leah‘s longtime friend Jennifer Lopez then took to the comments to congratulate her.
“So proud of you baby! So happy for you ❤️ #noitsnevertoolate,” Jennifer wrote.