Leah Remini's friends and family took to social media to show their support for the actress after speaking out against the church of Scientology.

By Jodi Guglielmi
Updated October 31, 2015 01:20 AM
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Leah Remini‘s friends have her back.

As revealing Remini’s new interview with 20/20 aired Friday night, in which she discussed her decision to leave the church of Scientology after more than three decades, Remini’s friends and family took to social media to show their support.

Remini’s Dancing with the Stars partner, Tony Dovolani tweeted at his “best friend,” calling her “inspirational” for speaking out against the controversial church.

“@LeahRemini inspirational . That’s my best friend xoxoxo #ABC2020,” he wrote.

Remini, 45, and Dovolani became close while paired together on season 17 of the competition dance show, where she confided in him that she felt like the church was hoping to see her fail after her decision to leave.

“The church is looking for me to fail so they can say to their parishioners, you see what happens when you leave the church? They’re waiting for me to fail,” she said to her dance pro partner during a practice session.

But proving she was not one to back down, the actress dedicated a dance to her feeling of liberation after separating from Scientology, dancing to Katy Perry s hit “Roar.”

Actress Kristen Johnston, who worked with Remini on the sitcom TV series The Exes, tweeted that she couldn’t be “prouder” of her friend’s bravery.

“I don’t think I could possibly be prouder of my beloved @LeahRemini. Class, sass, brains & smarta––. My kinda broad,” she wrote.

Remini’s sister, Nicole – who also appeared in the interview special – took to Twitter to thank 20/20 for giving their family the opportunity to tell their story.

“Thank you @ABC2020 & @danbharris for helping our family share their story,” she wrote.

Remini’s tell-all book Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, where she reveals even more details about her time in Scientology, is out Nov. 3.