‘Octomom’ Nadya Suleman says she is finally ‘at peace’ after facing the brink of suicide.

Nadya, 42, who now goes by the name of Natalie, has turned her back on her persona of ‘Octomom’ and says ‘nearly destroyed me and my family.’

Speaking to DailyMail.com she revealed: ‘Every day I would wake up with the most ugly, dead, visceral feeling inside of me.

‘I didn’t want to live. I felt less than human as that character I was pretending to be, to survive and provide for my family.’

Natalie has six children from her first five rounds of IVF – Elijah, 16, Amerah, 15, Joshua, 13, Aiden, 11, and 10-year-old twins Calyssa and Caleb.

The octuplets, Makai, Josiah, Isaiah, Jonah, Maliyah, Jeremiah, Nariyah and Noah turn nine in January.

She confessed she was ‘very foolish, immature and selfish’ to have 14 children, and didn’t really think through the consequences: ‘I was on a mission. I just wanted to have a bunch of kids. But I couldn’t imagine my life at this point in time any different than it is.’

Natalie now works part time as a counselor, speaking to men and women who suffer drug and alcohol issues.

Read her full story HERE.

Good on her for turning her life around!

Share your comments below.


  • I can’t say I can understand someone who would want that money, especially being single and on welfare. It is selfish because now the public have to support them.


  • That’s really foolish


  • Obviously the older children help care for the youngest ones. How much of a normal childhood did they have?? Has “Natalie”always been a single Mum?
    Obviously the USA Govt. is supporting her and her children with food vouchers.
    I hope her children don’t read stories such as this. No doubt they are told about it other people though.


  • I’m glad that she has been able to turn her life around and I hope it has been a positive experience for the whole family


  • Being ‘on a mission to have a bunch of kids’ is hardly a great parenting attitude…. I wish the kids all the best for their futures ….


  • Wow! I can’t believe it was nearly 9 years ago that she had the octuplets! I wish her well and glad she has found peace in her life.


  • I dont understand how a single person could afford that many IVF treatments! Hope it all works out for all her children in the future


  • I really do wish Natalie and her family all the very best.


  • She along with her family have been on quite a learning journey – wishing them well.


  • Hope she and her family receive some good support and help !


  • She hasn’t made things any better for her children by finally admitting this. Pity she didn’t think about it before becoming a single mum to so many.


  • To raise 14 children would be a challenge for anyone, let alone been a single parent. I’m glad she has now also matured & realizes parenting isn’t easy at the best of times.


  • A decision that she now has to feed, cloth and love forever.


  • The link to the full story was interesting. I wish her and her family all the very best.


  • Did she access government assistance? Seems like a crazy idea she just had just because…


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