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J.Lo Stands By Long-Time Pal Leah Remini During Scientology Struggle

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Jan. 7 2017, Updated 2:07 p.m. ET

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Jennifer Lopez played a major role in Leah Remini's decision to leave Scientology in 2013, and is still sticking by her gal pal through the worst of times.

Jennifer Lopez shows off her curves while shopping with Leah Remini

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The 45-year-old former actress was spotted doing some retail therapy with the singer, 47, in Beverly Hills on Jan. 6.

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Jennifer Lopez shows off her curves while shopping with Leah Remini

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The matching BFFs pulled up their hair in top knots during their girls' day out while wearing some casual outfits.

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Jennifer Lopez makes time for retail therapy with her friend Leah Remini

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Before the former King of Queens star decided to leave the church, rumors were flying that she was trying to convert J.Lo to Scientology. "Two girls can't hang out together?" Remini told PEOPLE magazine. "What do that have to do with religion?"

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Jennifer Lopez makes time for retail therapy with her friend Leah Remini

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Their close-knit friendship continued to confuse fans for years, until Remini finally decided to make her dramatic exit and J.Lo responded with outpouring support.

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Jennifer Lopez makes time for retail therapy with her friend Leah Remini

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One year after Remini left the church, J.Lo appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show where she finally revealed what was really going on with them: "It was a tough moment for her. You know what I mean? It's all she knew her whole life," Lopez told Ellen. "We are best friends."

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Jennifer Lopez Rocks Athleisure at Barneys New York

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By 2015, Remini claimed she'd never felt "so grateful" to her gal pal Lopez for getting her through the ugly and public split from Scientology. "She doesn't judge," she told PEOPLE. "She told me to keep the good things and move on with love."

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Jennifer Lopez makes time for retail therapy with her friend Leah Remini

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As RadarOnline.com reported, Remini has been at the center of a Scientology scandal this year since she decided to make multiple television appearances and write a tell-all book about growing up in the controversial church.

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Jennifer Lopez makes time for retail therapy with her friend Leah Remini

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Despite Lopez's father David, who is still linked to the church, their BFF status still remains.

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