Leah Remini accepted into NYU
Leah Remini has been accepted into New York University.
The 50-year-old actress was in tears of excitement after receiving an admissions letter confirming her place on an associate’s program in liberal arts at the prestigious establishment, which she will begin later this year.
The former Scientologist admitted getting into college “didn’t come easy” for her and she’d had to overcome her fears about her abilities to even apply.
She wrote on Instagram: “I am so excited, in tears and wanted to share this with you guys.
“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.
“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.”
Although the ‘Old School’ star is “scared s***less” about her new path, she can’t wait to get started.
She said: “I am ready to do the work and honestly, I’m scared s***less! And I am excited to start on my journey. It’s just never too late is it?”
Leah went on to thank the university and also a man named John from tutoring company Innovative Education Solutions, who helped her through the “intimidating” admissions process.
She wrote: “Thank you to NYU @nyuniversity for believing in me. 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 (sic)”
This article originally ran on celebretainment.com.