is married to fellow Sea Org member Michelle Diane “Shelly” Miscavige, who has not been seen in public since 2006. Multiple sources have alleged that she disappeared from Gold Base shortly after she “filled several job vacancies without her husband’s permission.”Lawrence Wright reports that “former Sea Org members say she is being guarded at a church facility on Running Springs, California, near Lake Arrowhead.” In July 2012, responding to press accounts of speculation on Shelly Miscavige’s whereabouts, two UK newspapers were informed by lawyers, indicating they represented Mrs. Miscavige, “that she is not missing and devotes her time to the work of the Church of Scientology.”However, the lawyers provided no evidence or specific information about Shelly Miscavige’s location or condition.
David Miscavige’s older brother Ronald Miscavige, Jr. was an executive in the Sea Organization for a time, but left the Church of Scientology in 2000. His sister, Denise Licciardi, was hired by major Scientology donor Bryan Zwan as a top executive for the Clearwater, Florida-based company Digital Lightwave, where she was linked to an accounting scandal. Ronald’s daughter Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of David Miscavige, remained in the Sea Org until 2005. She has since become an outspoken critic of the Scientology organization, publishing a book about her experience of Scientology in 2013. In the book, titled Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology And My Harrowing Escape, she confirmed that her grandfather Ronald Miscavige Sr. left the church in 2012 and is living with Ronald Jr. in Virginia.
Miscavige is very close to actor Tom Cruise, and served as best man at Cruise’s wedding to Katie Holmes.
Miscavige is a firearms enthusiast who enjoys skeet shooting. In the 1998 St. Petersburg Times interview he named playing the piano, underwater photography and trail biking among his other hobbies