Being a mom is a really tough thing, isn't it? Even to raise a single child looks too tough, what will happen if one has to look over 14 kids at a time. Yes, 14. Nadya Suleman, known as Octomom, is one of them.
Nadya gained international attention after she gave birth to octuplets in January 2009. She is a single mom as she has already got a divorce with her husband. The mother of 14 must be having a hard time.
Let's find out all the details about her personal life including her married life and divorce. Stay tuned.
Nadya Suleman Married Life & Divorced With Ex-Husband Marco Gutierrez
Born in California as the only child to Anglea Victoria Suleman and Edward Doud Suleman, Nadya Suleman might have not ever thought that she would be a mother of 14.
She got married to Marco Gutierrez in 1997. She was 20 years old at the time. One year after the marriage, she began IVF treatments.
The husband-wife duo called it quits in 2000 and after six years of split, in November 2006, Marco filed for divorce from Nadya. Their divorce was finalized in January 2008.
Speaking to Inside Edition, Marco recalled the reason for the divorce as the failed attempts to have children. He added,
Nadya was so desperate to have children and wished to try IVF, but I disliked the idea of test tube babies.
I refused to take part in the procedure.
He revealed that he isn't the father to any of her children but wished her best of luck in the future.
In 2001, Nadya gave birth to her first child, a son and one year later to she welcomed her first daughter via IVF.
Nadya continued IVF treatments, which resulted in her three other pregnancies. She welcomed to twins in those three pregnancies, four sons and two daughters.
Nadya Suleman's Octuplet Children
In 2009, Nadya stated having six embryos left from her previous IVF treatments. She requested all of the embryos to be transferred to her uterus at one time. Her decision to have octuplets was highly criticized.
However, Nadya wished to have octuplets and claimed to be able to support her children. In January 2009, she gave birth to octuplets, became the only second woman to give birth to alive octuplets in the United States.
Nadya Suleman Dated Franki G: Relationship With Ex-Boyfriend
Nadya Suleman previously dated an amateur bodybuilder Franki G. The former couple was in a relationship for three months in 2012. She was 36 and the bodybuilder was 23 when they started an affair.
Having a boyfriend must have been a new experience for the single mother.
In an interview with Steppin' Out Magazine, she expressed her relationship with Franki G as out of her comfort zone.
She told the magazine at the time,
I only had one boyfriend my whole life and I never loved him. I only wanted babies.
Nadya Suleman Forced Into Porn For Her Children
Nadya Suleman was very criticized for having too many kids that "she couldn't afford and care for properly."
She was struggling to raise 14 kids and thus, in order to make money and raise her children, she joined porn. She said that her manager had forced her to start a porn career.
She said that it costs $5,000 per month to run her household and she only receives $1,500 a month for food stamps from the government.
This was the reason she turned to porn in 2012. She says that it was the "only industry" that accepted her.
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