18 Celebrities Who Are Surprisingly Religious
Many celebrities are open about their religious beliefs — that's why that world has a new Kirk Cameron Christmas movie in theaters and a whole lotta distrust in Tom Cruise. But while some celebrities are candid about their religious beliefs and practices, others keep their spirituality to themselves. Of course, that doesn't mean that these famous folks aren't serious about their belief system. Click through to read about some surprisingly religious celebrities.
The Fighter star has said that this religion is one of the most important aspects of his life.
The former Marky Mark is a practicing Catholic, who makes an effort to go to church every week.
Brand often jokes about religion during his standup routines, but he is actually quite spiritual.
Brand is a practicing Hindu, who often attends Hare Krishna services.
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The Two and a Half Men star claimed that his religious beliefs conflicted with his sitcom role.
Angus T. Jones
Jones left the sitcom that made him millions in 2012, stating that he was a “paid hypocrite” due to the fact that his newly-discovered Christian faith wouldn’t approve of the raunchy comedy.
This Baldwin prioritizes this faith these days.
Baldwin rediscovered his Christian faith later in his career, but now considers it a major part of his life.
The Disney Channel darling considers herself very religious.
The devout Christian reportedly started a Bible study group for other child actors.
Though the Biebs admits he doesn’t always make it to church, he considers himself a devout follower of this faith.
The Biebs is a Christian who admits to having a personal relationship with God and prays often.
The Everybody Loves Raymond star has claimed that her religious beliefs have cost her jobs in Hollywood.
Heaton is a devout attendee of a Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles.
Though he was raised Christian, Gere found a religion that better suited his beliefs during his college years.
Gere is a practicing Buddhist who has studied with the Dalai Lama.
The rapper’s religion sometimes conflicts with his celebrity lifestyle.
Madonna is open to studying several different religions, but has spent almost two decades studying this one.
Madonna is a follower of Kabbalah, often defined as Jewish mysticism. She also studies the Koran.
Prince identifies with this branch of Christianity.
Prince became a Jehovah’s Witness in 2001. According to Hollowverse, he now preaches the virtues of living a moral life.
The rapper is passionate about his faith.
Mos Def was introduced to Islam by his father during his early teenage years and solidified his status as a Muslim when he turned 19.
The Kardashian/Jenner matriarch admits that she turned to religion during a particularly trying family time.
Jenner has stated that she turned to her Christian faith to help her cope with the backlash from her daughter Kim Kardashian’s sex tape.
Roberts was raised Catholic but converted to this Eastern religion.
The Eat, Pray, Love star converted to Hinduism during adulthood and often goes to temples to pray.
Though the golfer admitted that he strayed from his religion in recent years, he seems determined to return to his faith.
Woods was raised Buddhist, a religion that teaches followers not to give in to every craving of the body. Woods cited his religion as helping him move on from his cheating scandal.
Bloom shares a similar belief system to Tiger Woods.
Bloom was raised in the Church of England, but now identifies as Buddhist.
The Parenthood star is a member of this controversial religion.
Christensen was raised Scientologist, and recently defended the religion in the press, stating that the public holds enormous “misconceptions” about Scientology.
The American Idol winner devotes a great deal of time to his faith.
Despite having a promising music career ahead of him, Archuleta decided to put his work on pause to become a Mormon missionary. He is currently on a two-year mission in South America.