This Is What Octomom Nadya Suleman Looks Like Now

Octomom Nadya Suleman Looks Back On Her Past
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Wow. We hardly recognize her.

Seven years ago, Nadya Suleman's life changed when in vitro fertilization allowed her to give birth to octuplets. Already a mother to six children before the arrival of the eight babies, the world's attention focused on "Octomom" and her fourteen children. 

In a Daily Mail interview, she looks back on her Octomom past and revealed why she decided to leave it all behind. 

Suleman, who recently changed her first name to "Natalie", told the Daily Mail that she originally only wanted one child from the IVF treatment, but the doctor implanted 12 embryos, believing that most would not survive. And as the story goes, most of them didn't... except for eight. Jonah, Nariyah, Josiah, Maliyah, Isaiah, Noah, Jeremiah and Makai were the results.

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But her life was not as glamorous as the media portrayed it back then.

"Everyone thinks I had all these donations and help, but I didn't — I did everything on my own and paid everything out of my own pocket, so I was Octomom for four years," she said. "The last two years of it were so dark. I descended down a very dark and destructive path."

According to Suleman, having 14 children and being unemployed pushed her to do porn movies, stripping, and bikini shots in order to put food on the table.

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"I fully exploited and dehumanized myself with the porn and the stripping. I was so desperate; we were on the verge of homelessness, so rather than put my kids in front of the camera I decided to put myself out there," she said.

Due to the shame and disgust towards herself, Suleman claimed to dabble in prescription drugs like Xanax to "numb" herself. In 2013, Suleman quit and turned her back on Octomom.

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She is now a counselor and family therapist, as well as a single mom

"I want that horrible, despicable character Octomom to be an example of what not to be," she said. "No one hates Octomom as much as me."

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Well, we're happy to see that she's slowly getting her life back together. After all, nothing is stronger than a mother's love for her children.



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