‘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.
Good on her for turning her life around!
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