When Leah Remini very publicly bailed on the Church of Scientology this summer, the group's PR team flew into a bit of a tizzy trying to keep its secrets -- and Leah reportedly lost more than one friend during the fallout.

But on Monday's season premiere of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show,' the popular host vowed her support for the actress.

Leah was a guest on the episode, during which she talked about her current stint on 'Dancing with the Stars' and briefly addressed the Scientology mess. And later on, after Leah outfitted Ellen with a goofy "As Seen On TV" outfit with a beverage tube attached to a bra, DeGeneres quipped, "I'm thinking you got kicked out of Scientology!"

But as the interview was wrapping up, Ellen suddenly turned quite earnest as she made it clear that while others might abandon Leah in the wake of her departure from Scientology, DeGeneres would not.

"You are always welcome here," she said. "I'm your friend."

Anyone else love Ellen even more than before now?