The American media personality Natalie Suleman also known as Octomom became famous when she gave birth to octuplets in January 2009. Her children are the second full set of octuplets to be born alive in the United States. After giving birth, people questioned the doctor who transferred twelve embryos into her uterus and even wondered how she would provide for her family. Well, eight years have passed now and the kids look as healthy as can be!
Natalie just celebrated the birthday of Makai, Josiah, Isaiah, Jonah, Maliyah, Jeremiah, Nariyah and Noah.
Her doctor transferred twelve embryos into her uterus but later lost his medical license. There should only ever be two or three embryos transferred.
She had her six other children living with her too.
“I have embraced every day with gratitude,” she said.
Natalie had a difficult past. She opened up about her released sex tape in 2013, doing a photo shoot and becoming a stripper to provide for her children.
“I never coined the term Octomom. Octomom was created by the media. They made it up without my permission, but I took accountability out of desperation to provide for my family. Shamefully… I abandoned my own identity.”
Even though she struggles raising the children she is determined to make it work by planning to return to school and support her family without the help of public assistance.
“I know I’ll be able to afford them when I’m done with my schooling. If I were just sitting down, watching TV and not being as determined as I am to succeed and provide a better future for my children, I believe that would be considered to a certain degree, selfish.” she explained.
She also made public appearances including a deal to have her own reality show where her children would earn $250 per day but the series was never created.
Here are the octuplets all grown up now.
Do you feel old yet?
Just recently they celebrated their eighth birthday and as you can see they’re doing pretty well.
They spent the day running around a kid’s gym and eating vegan pizza.
Their birthday party looks so much fun.
The Octomom lives in a small three-bedroom town house with all of her 14 children.
But we’re sure that her life is easier since her kids can now take more responsibility.
She mentioned that she earned $8,000 from the sex tape and received media backlash for her choices.
But last November she told ABC news: “It was just to put food on the table and just to take care of my family.”