"I understand that hiding behind, you know, religious bigotry is the route to go." "If I did [run into Kirstie], I wouldn't say anything, because I know she couldn't talk to me," Remini added. "I thought we had a great relationship," Chemrkovskiy told host Andy Cohen about his former friend, "and if it was something else or not, I don't know.But I got a message that now that I'm associating with other people that she can't be associated with, I am no longer to be spoken with, and sorry, but that is what it is ...but I still think the world of her and I wish her the best."Alley also tweeted other vague statements on August 2 that some speculate are directed towards Chmerkovskiy.However, last night a caller into the Bravo show asked Maks if Kirstie, a well-known member of The Church of Scientology, ever tried to convert him. Then host Andy Cohen asked if Maks got along well with Kirstie. Maks said he thinks the world of Kirstie, he's not judging her religion. If it was something else, or not, I don't know, but I got a message that now I'm associating with other people that she can't be associated with. Sorry, but it is what it is." He said he only got the message that they were on the outs through a friend.
Remini later appeared on Howard as well, saying she understood why Alley felt the need to retaliate.
"I understood it because I know the policy," she explained.