For over three decades, David and Shelly Miscavige have led the notorious Church of Scientology.
The couple, who first met in the most rigid arm of the Church of Scientology, the Sea Org, became the King and Queen of the church in 1986 when Scientology founder L. Rob Hubbard passed away.
For years, Shelly was David’s right-hand woman – she was his wife, his assistant, the first lady of Scientology and she even acted as a handler to one of Scientology’s biggest names, Tom Cruise.
But for more than 13 years, Shelly Miscavige has not been seen publicly.
Suspicions began to rise within the church in 2006 when Shelly was nowhere to be seen at the wedding of actor Tom Cruise and his partner at the time, Katie Holmes.
Throughout her time in the church, Shelly always appeared at David’s side. But at Scientology’s so-called “wedding of the century”, she was nowhere to be seen.
Leah Remini, a former Scientologist who has actively spoken out against the church for years, was one of the first people to raise questions about Shelly’s absence from the $3 million destination wedding.
When Remini questioned other Scientology members about where Shelly was at the wedding, she was "punished for asking where the leader's wife was" and told to mind her own business.