April 21, 2010

Nadya Suleman's Guilt

Nadya Suleman, better known as Octomom, appeared on Oprah Winfrey this week and spoke about her stress and struggle dealing with celebrity while trying to raise 14 children.

She insisted she never wanted all this attention, and only tolerates it because she has no choice but to make compromises to care for her 14 kids. She expressed guilt for some of the choices she had made.

About the constant attention form the paparazzi," That robs them of their childhood and I think it's borderline abusive. I have been ashamed of myself for going through certain, let's say, media outlets to provide for my children. it has helped."

Her child care expenses, with all of the children she has had through in vitro fertilization, are extremely high, and she has had to consider things like posing in a bikini and other media events, in order to get an influx of cash to provide for her family. She insisted she has never had cosmetic surgery, and never wanted to imitate Angelina Jolie.

Nadya Suleman's Guilt

Nadya Suleman, the California woman who became known as "Octomom" after giving birth to octuplets last year, said the moniker makes her feel like a "carnival attraction" and that she'd never allow her family to be the subject of a reality television show. In an interview broadcast Tuesday on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Suleman told Winfrey she never wanted more than six or seven children, "not double that." Suleman already had six children when she gave birth to the octuplets - six boys and two girls - in January 2009.

Nadya Suleman's Guilt

Posted at April 21, 2010 3:22 AM