Bijou Phillips Is Moving On After Scientology Exit, Danny Masterson Split

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Bijou Phillips is looking forward to the future after parting ways with Scientology as her estranged husband, Danny Masterson, serves out his 30-year prison sentence. “She quietly left [the religion],” a source exclusively reveals in the newest issue of Us Weekly. “But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t talk to her friends and family still in Scientology.” According to a second insider, Phillips’ inner circle has evolved since her departure. “[Based on] who she’s hanging out with, it’s obvious she’s put Scientology behind her,” the source adds. Phillips’ choice to part ways with the controversial religion comes after she filed for divorce from Masterson, 47, last year after his legal issues. Masterson was sentenced to 30 years behind bars after being found guilty on two counts of forcible rape for incidents that occurred in the early 2000s. The actor has vehemently denied the allegations since he was arrested and charged in 2020. Related: Celebrity Scientologists and Stars Who Have Left the Church See which Hollywood stars share the same beliefs Days after Masterson was sentenced in September 2023, Phillips, 43, filed for divorce following 12 years of marriage. She requested full custody of the duo’s 9-year-old daughter, Fianna, one month later. Masterson responded by agreeing to give Phillips full legal and physical custody but requested visitation rights. “Bijou is trying to put the whole sordid mess behind her and concentrate on building a new chapter,” a third source tells Us. Masterson and Phillips started dating after they met at a celebrity poker tournament in 2004. “Every guy at the table was flirting with me but Danny,” Phillips recalled to Paper magazine in 2009. “He wasn’t laughing at my jokes. I was like, ‘Who is this Danny Masterson and what does he think he’s doing?’” Related: Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips: A Timeline of Their Relationship Danny Masterson and wife Bijou Phillips wed in 2011 after meeting at a celebrity poker tournament two years prior. In March 2017, Masterson — who welcomed daughter Fianna with Phillips in 2014 — was accused of sexual assault in the early 2000s by multiple women. As a result, he was written off from Netflix’s The […] Masterson recalled hearing that Phillips was a “little crazy girl,” adding, “After Vegas, and talking to her a few times, I was shocked by how unbelievably intelligent she was. She knew every book I had ever read. I was like, ‘This girl is amazing.’” After six years of dating, Masterson and Phillips tied the …
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