Celebrities Rumored to be Mormon
Celebrities with Mormon Relatives, who received the discussions or just rumored to be LDS
Christina's parents met at Brigham Young University and married in the Washington, D.C. Temple. They were divorced when she was seven. When she was nine, her mother was still receiving home teachers, but it is unclear if Christina herself was baptized.
Travis Barker He was drummer for Aquabats and Blink 182. Aquabats is a ska band that has had various Mormon members over the years.
His father's name was Ether Moroni Furnier. Jay
Evenson, who is the Deseret News' editorial page editor and
teaches an opinion writing class at BYU, interviewed him once.
His family belonged to an offshoot of the LDS Church, but his
father was later ordained a minister in the Baptist church.
What do you think of when someone mentions
Elvis Presley? What you probably don't think of is his spiritual
side, witnessed by notes he left in a Book of Mormon.
Born in California, Tom Hanks grew up in what he calls a
'fractured' family. He moved around a lot, living with a
succession of step-families. No problems, no abuse, no
alcoholism, just a confused childhood.His step-mother, Winifred
Hanks, was a Protestant who became enamored with the Mormon
church sometime after she was married to Tom's father in Nevada.
Her interest in the Mormon Church was one of the reasons this
marriage broke up after only two years.
Melissa Victoria Harris-Perry: Television Host, Writer, professor, and Political Commentator. Melissa's Ancestors were Mormons as discussed here
Harris-Perry: Don't dislike Romney because he's a Mormon
Jewel She was born in Payson, Utah to Mormon parents. According to Jewel, she was "raised a Mormon until the age of eight." She moved to Alaska with her father when her parents divorced, but the question of her own baptism remains a mystery.
Larry King is an agnostic Jew, but he attends church occasionally with his wife, Shawn King, a "devout Mormon." He has been friendly to the Church in the media, and he has interviewed President Gordon B. Hinkley.
Steve Martin The rumors regarding Steve Martin's membership in the Church seem to stem from a ring he wore in a television interview in 1996. Some apparently thought that it was a CTR ring. Many people asked his public relations people many times, but they avoided the question. Finally, in 2001, he said:
"I'm not a Mormon."
An email from a visitor to Famous Mormons
Roseanne was born to a Jewish family in Salt Lake City, Utah. From the age of 6 until she was 16 years old she was also active as a Latter-day Saint; however, because of conflict with her grandmother, she was not actually baptized. In later years she became more committed to Judaism.
Source: Excerpts from the autobiography of Roseanne about growing up as a Latter-day Saint, LDS Film
Although you may find articles online that state Mike Weir is LDS he is not a member of the church. He did attend B.Y.U.
Weir made the less obvious choice, opting
for the Mormon university with a strict dress code and policies
against drinking Coke, coffee or even Canadian beer. Weir is not
Mormon.I asked him what made him make that choice," said his
mother, Rosalie. "And he said, 'Mom, if I go to any other
university I might tend to party. I won't there. I want the
discipline.'"He struggled his first year at BYU but soon got
comfortable. The young Canadian developed into an All-American
by his senior year. He also fell in love with his future wife
and with the outdoors lifestyle in Utah - he would settle in
Despite her Mormon ethnicity and family background, she was not a baptized member of the Church. By the time she was born, her mother was no longer a churchgoer. Even in her youth, she considered herself a non-member, growing up among Latter-day Saints. When she returned to Cardston for celebrations in her honor, the leaders of that Latter-day Saint town welcomed her warmly, but also considered her to be non-LDS. They even made wine available for her.
Source: On the Other Hand by Fay Wray
"Rumored to be Mormons" section of Famous Mormons.
The most popular rumor is that Steve was wearing a CTR ring on a late night talk show. This has never been verified. To add a sense of mystery, another rumor states that he was "secretly" baptized into the Church. According to some e-mails, someone had baptized Steve Martin, then he wrote home and told his family about it. The news spread pretty quickly, only to find out the new convert wasn't that Steve Martin.
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