The “Octomom” NADYA Suleman made headlines in 2009 after she gave birth to 8 children together. She gave birth to them after undergoing IVF. She already had six children from her first five rounds of IVF. Her octuplets Makai, Josiah, Isaiah, Jonah, Maliyah, Jeremiah, Nariyah and Noah are eight years old now.
42 years old Nadya is a single mom from California. She is known as Octomom. Nadya faced backlash not only for the eight babies but also for a string of controversial choices. Desperate for money, Suleman began stripping in 2012. Not only that, in the same year, she released her own adult film and revealed that she began using Xanax to numb her emotional pain.
Later she said that she was “disgusted” with her behavior, but did it to support her children. She also accepted that her decision to have 14 children was “foolish, immature and selfish”. She stated,
“Every day I would wake up with the ugliest, dead, visceral feeling inside of me. “I didn’t want to live. I felt less than human as that character I was pretending to be, to survive and provide for my family. I was forced into doing things I didn’t want to do because I was so terrified I couldn’t support them and give them the life I deserved.”
In an interview in 2016, Nadya said that,
“Some of the things I have done . . . of course I’m ashamed of in the past . . . was just to put food on the table and just take care of my family.”
Today, Nadya changed her name to Natalie and works part-time as a substance abuse counselor. She is changing her life so that she can give a good future to her 14 children.
“I had to keep pressing forward despite all the pain and suffering But I found a strength I didn’t even know I had.”
Her photos with her kids preparing for Christmas is going viral on the social media.