Nadya Suleman, known to the world as “Octomom”, has been a tabloid target ever since giving birth to her octuplets last January. On Wednesday (February 24) the 34-year-old mother chatted with The View crew about whether or not she’d ever add more children to her family.
“If someday far, far, far, far in the future, when they’re older, if I meet somebody… I’m not going to say 100% ‘no’”, says Nadia, who is mom to six older children in addition to her eight 1-year-olds.
Much of the controversy surrounding Octomom and her offspring concerns her finances – a point which was brought up during the interview. “Every single hour of the day, I contemplate how I am going to do this, to be able to support them,” says Nadya, who had been working on her master’s degree in counseling before the arrival of her octuplets. “It’s a Catch-22. If I go back to school… I couldn’t possibly earn enough money to take care of them… So the only other option is to delve into other opportunities… you know, doing interviews… to make the money.”
The mom-of-14 confesses that she sleeps just “two hours a night”:
My life has become literally a blur of child rearing.
She also went on to talk about her motivation for losing the 145lbs of baby weight: “The main reason was obviously revenue and I’m the first to admit it. I’m very, very open and honest about that.”
Nadya is a single mother. Her children were all conceived via in vitro fertilization.