Remember mom who gave birth to octuplets in 2009? Check out her and kids now! Remember mom who gave birth to octuplets in 2009? Check out her and kids now!
We probably all remember how Nadia Suleman, also known as ‘Octomom,’ became an overnight sensation after giving birth to octuplets back in 2009. After... Remember mom who gave birth to octuplets in 2009? Check out her and kids now!

We probably all remember how Nadia Suleman, also known as ‘Octomom,’ became an overnight sensation after giving birth to octuplets back in 2009. After becoming a celebrity, her life took a turn for the worse, as she struggled to provide for her children…

…Since then, she has left ‘Octomom’ far behind her, in the dust, and has straightened out her life; and now, she wants to reveal to the whole world who she really is: a devoted and hardworking mother of her children—all 14 of them.

Before Nadia (now Natalie) became ‘Octomom,’ she already had 6 children and wanted to have one more child to complete her family. She visited an IVF clinic (where human eggs are artificially fertilized) and doctors advised her to have 12 embryos implanted, believing that most of them would not survive.

However, 8 of the 12 embryos did survive, and Nadia soon became pregnant with octuplets. Statistically speaking, the chances of this happening naturally are more than one in a trillion.

Credit: Facebook | Nadya Suleyman

In 2009, she gave birth to 8 precious new babies, Nariyah, Jonah, Isaiah Josiah, Maliyah, Noah, Jeremiah, and Makai.

After the birth, Nadia was dubbed, ‘Octomom’ and became an overnight celebrity around the world, though her fame also garnered some backlash—some people felt she would be unable to take care of 14 children and attacked her for not having an abortion.

She would not do it, however—Suleman does not believe in abortion.

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Struggling to make ends meet after the octuplets were born, ‘Octomom’ exploited her new-found fame. She found a manager and starred in numerous demeaning adult productions in order to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads. Yet, very quickly, this path turned into a destructive and unhealthy, downward spiral.

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Her life as ‘Octomom’ eventually led to a prescription drug addiction, which could have killed her had she continued down that road. Instead, one day suddenly, she snapped free of that lifestyle upon seeing how her example was rubbing off on her children. It was right then and there that she decided to “kill” Octomom for good. In 2013, Nadia called it quits.

“It was like I’d escaped prison. That character of Octomom was dead,” said Suleman.

 

Credit: Facebook | Nadya Suleyman

Now 41, Natalie believes she probably would have died of an overdose had she not cut free of that lifestyle.

Within a month of leaving her manager, Suleman, who is a trained counselor and psychiatric nurse moved back to her home in Orange County, California and got a job counseling troubled women.


Credit: Facebook | Nadya Suleyman

According to Suleman, her exploitative manager threatened to report Natalie to the IRS after fearing to lose her most valued ‘cash cow.’ It was later discovered that Natalie’s management had stolen over $50,000 from her after she had turned her bank account over to them.

“I was guilty of one thing – giving my bank account to my manager and her people for six months,” Suleman said.


Credit: Facebook | Nadya Suleyman

After all she went through, Natalie’s mother passed away of ovarian cancer the following year in 2014, yet Suleman is grateful that they had become very close during their last few years together.

Now, with her life back in her own hands, Natalie’s hands are full, having to take care of 14 children. In order to make life go smoothly at home, Suleman makes sure she goes by a schedule to keep her and her children in a routine. Things are a little easier now that they are older, as they are able to help their mom around the house.


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Now, Natalie hopes to change public opinion about her and her family by showing the world that she is a devoted and hard-working mom and that her octuplets, now 7-years-old, are well-adjusted children and thriving.


Credit: Facebook | Wetpaint

Henry Okafor

  • lexi lynn

    2017-07-27 #1 Author

    Wow that is amazing

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  • Charisse

    2017-07-27 #2 Author

    She came such along way

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  • Lorretta Pettus

    2017-07-28 #3 Author

    Wow that’s So amazing she’s a strong woman

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  • Karina

    2017-07-28 #4 Author

    Wow! Super mom 😇

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  • mark nwaozomudoh

    2017-07-28 #5 Author

    Wonderful pictures. I Wonderhow she coped when the kids were babies.

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  • Maria de Fatima

    2017-09-10 #6 Author

    nossa xtas de parabems é um orgulho ya gostei inmenço

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  • Kay Paulos Puso

    2017-09-10 #7 Author

    Bonang hela,nna nka lala ke phadimoga bosigo..Ladygee Dingalo..Bico Bico Act Booka Mogorosi..Tee Gal Tsholo Mbwe &Kay Kelly Moiteela

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  • Lizen Beypi

    2017-09-10 #13 Author

    All the babies were so cute n healthy..May God bless them!

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  • Tara McCamey

    2017-09-10 #14 Author

    Glad she is better:) beautiful kids

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  • Alfred Nsubuga

    2017-09-10 #15 Author

    anti kujuzakyika

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  • Lajuan Topps

    2017-09-10 #16 Author

    What a journey

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  • Esther Pal

    2017-09-10 #17 Author

    May God bless them all,unique stories…

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  • Tee Gal Tsholo Mbwe

    2017-09-10 #18 Author

    Hahaha

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  • Joy Nwaeze

    2017-09-10 #19 Author

    Wooooooo God is so grt de re all cute nd lovely thank God 4 dat

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  • Tanetta Morgain

    2017-09-10 #20 Author

    God bless

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  • Ujunwa Monica Emordi Ogo

    2017-09-10 #21 Author

    At 20+ after 6 kids what were u looking for again to d extent of ivf beats my imagination, a question too late u would say,but hey its ur life only u carry d burden ….

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  • Obasuyi Gift

    2017-09-10 #22 Author

    All the babies were so cute n healthy…may God bless them in Jesus might name amen

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  • Courage Precious

    2017-09-10 #23 Author

    wow: my God is a miraculous GOD. he does his tin d way it pleases him. i pray dat sure a miracle will never cease in every family dat re looking upon GOD for sure ooo AMEN

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  • Sam Ojie

    2017-09-10 #24 Author

    God is great oooo

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  • Nosipo Mayá

    2017-09-10 #25 Author

    Wow ….wonderful

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  • Salome Mpunga

    2017-09-10 #26 Author

    Ooh god,

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  • Stella Mbanaso

    2017-09-10 #27 Author

    May God bless them all. Unigue stories

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  • Oumarou Fany

    2017-09-10 #28 Author

    Super bien

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  • Tim Tim

    2017-09-10 #29 Author

    what a miracle, God is great..

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  • Tassy Scpf

    2017-09-10 #30 Author

    Amazing! Super mom. She’s done a great job. God bless. Just Wow!

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  • Marie-claire Sohinto

    2017-09-10 #31 Author

    Felicitation ma cherie dne moi juste un dedans bisou a toi

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  • Ogunsanya Adenike

    2017-09-10 #32 Author

    Wooo this God is great

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  • Shelese Cato

    2017-09-10 #33 Author

    Amen god is good

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  • Lopez Gwisho

    2017-09-10 #34 Author

    Wow

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  • Okoye Peace

    2017-09-10 #35 Author

    See Madam you try pass, keep it on

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  • Alice Nthlane

    2017-09-10 #36 Author

    Eyooooo God is great… Amen

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  • Sesi Mdluli

    2017-09-10 #37 Author

    God is amazing imagine carry eight children in yr stomach 4 9 months yoh God bless u n yr family

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  • Elizabeth Cooper

    2017-09-10 #38 Author

    Wow! Beautiful kids she’s done a beautiful job!!

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  • Karen Allen

    2017-09-10 #39 Author

    that was a good read, i am glad she turned her life around.

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  • Judith Nyoka

    2017-09-10 #40 Author

    May the Almighty father bless them +the mom abundantly.

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  • Cheryl Smith

    2017-09-11 #41 Author

    Beautiful Beautiful BABIES

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  • Trena Trena

    2017-09-11 #42 Author

    Wow 8 babies,no way… SMH!!

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  • Thasha Streeter

    2017-09-11 #43 Author

    Amen

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  • Ifeoma Enyinnaya

    2017-09-11 #44 Author

    God is great

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  • Josephine Imuwahen Igbinosun

    2017-09-11 #45 Author

    Wow. God blessing added rich. I claim and receive multiple blessings in Jesus name. Amen

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  • Christine Myers

    2017-09-11 #46 Author

    Can I have three pls

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  • Marg Stacey

    2017-09-11 #47 Author

    Whatever the circumstances God has given her all these beautiful children to her and as we all make mistakes in our lives we have to do our best as this lady has done so well.good luck to her and may all of her children do well in their lives.i know with just 3 children I have had many challenges but with her large brood she has overcome many to choose a more positive life for her family.bless her.

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  • Jaymeann D. Cacanindin

    2017-09-11 #48 Author

    wow Amazing Super Mom !

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