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The Octomom Feels Guilty About Having So Many Kids!

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Nadya Suleman AKA The Octomom appeared on Oprah yesterday to clear the air about her decision to have 8 more children as the single unemployed mother of six! Here are some HIGHlights:

On how being an only child contributed to her decision to have so many kids:

"I feel as though I was so caught up with my own childish desires to compensate. I've always coveted that connection, that attachment to another being. And the connection felt safer with children than with a significant other, more predictable. The security—I was hungering for the security."

On feeling any regret:

"We're surviving. We're so busy going, going, going, moving, moving, moving, trying to keep up that you don't have time to think, to reflect, to feel anything. And it is a choice. I own all of the responsibility for my poor choices in the past. Do I regret [it]? You can't regret children. But the choices were childish. They were immature. They were selfish. Are we defined by our choices? Our behavior? Our actions? No. I don't believe that defines our worth.

"I feel as though I wasn't thinking at that time. If I could go back, would I make different choices? Maybe. At this point, I know and I need to teach my children that we need to learn, we need to grow, we need to keep on growing and transcending, and we need to make the best possible choices. And when we make poor choices, all you can do is really, really learn from that and grow from that. Try not to repeat it."

On having more children:

"At this point in my life, that is the furthest thing that I would ever even imagine. I cannot grow additional eyes or hands. I'm not an octopus. I can barely give them — nobody could, not two people, not four people even could give them — all the emotional, psychological and physical needs."

On her guilt:

"I live every single day every hour of the day with a tremendous amount of guilt. And I feel guilty when I hold the one or two and then that I can't be there for the others. And they're crying. And then I feel guilty. Look at the older ones. They all have different unique needs. And I'll live with this forever. But all I can do now is keep on going, keep moving."

On providing for her kids:

"I will do anything in my power to secure what I need to, on my own, without exploiting my children, to secure revenue so I can provide that. I know that sounds selfish, but I breathe for my children. I wake up for my children. I will do anything to secure the revenue on my own to provide for these kids."

Best of luck, lady!

But we think you have one difficult life ahead of you along with all 14 of your children!

[Image via AP Images.]

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47 comments to “The Octomom Feels Guilty About Having So Many Kids!”

  1. 1

    Sounds like a relatively realistic view of and approach to her situation. Probably the sanest stuff said by her that's been reported.

  2. 2

    Yeah oops too late for the guilt dummy! She just wants someone to adopt these kids from her now

  3. 3

    Yea trust me, Your actions do define your worth

  4. 4

    I knew she wud start working this poor me angle.She will have a difficult time ahead.See she thought if i have all these kids,surely someone will give me my own show like Kate.I can do it, just like Anjolina jolie.Except Kate was married, pretty,and not living with her mom and dad.Anjolina is rich and famous,so she can hire nannies to help.Nadya is not.Don't get me wrong I love kids and i feel for her,but you have to think about how you are going to provide for their future before you get pregnant,not think you'll get a reality show to foot the bill.

  5. 5

    I hope this bad example of this woman someone else can learn from it! People wake up we are over populated already… Take a look in Countries like India or China !

  6. 6

    boo Hoo it backfired cause she did not get a reality show!!!

  7. 7

    She did sound very realistic in her interview and it's true, the media does distort the picture most of the time.

    HOWEVER, she's going to have one hell of a time with those 14 kids and your actions do determine your worth.

    If I'm like 35 yrs old and I beat up little children everyday, but I'm nice on the inside….I think my actions define my worth

  8. 8

    a little TOO late octobitch!!!!

    and UH yeah we ARE defined by our ACTIONS, BEHAVIORS, and CHOICES
    that's what makes each and every one of us UNIQUE!
    is she fucking serious right now?
    she just don't wanna put the blame on herself.

  9. 9


  10. 10

    Yuck! Her body looks wrecked!

  11. 11

    did't buy it. she's just looking for sympathy from the very rich. she thinking …..well maybe oprah will feel sorry for me and pay off my entire morgtage.

  12. 12

    Weird that even this woman sounds more realistic and thoughtful than Kate Gosselin.

  13. 13

    I don't know - in the interview, she was very honest about making mistakes, her "issues," regretting what she'd done, etc. It was kind of refreshing to hear someone own up to their foilables for a change . . .

  14. kis95 says – reply to this


    Did she mentally prepare her answers while getting a manicure, or while shopping for makeup?

  15. 15

    "I'm not an octopus"
    Haha, check out my avatar: It's the Octomom as an octopus. Gotta love Gallery of the Absurd!

  16. 16

    I was wondering-what doctor in their right mind would implant 8 eggs in a single unemployed woman who alredy had 6 kids. I dont give a crap about this wack job-but I feel sorry for all those kids.

  17. 17

    she actually sounds lucid!!!!!!! We can talk all the trash we want but girlfriend has alot of shiz to deal with so good on her for keeping it real …… for now!

  18. jham says – reply to this


    i know i'm in the minority here, but it sounds like she's grown up a little and actually realizes the responsibility we've all been saying "DUH" about for a long time. it even seems like she's dug into why she feels the way she feels and what the underlying triggers were for her need to do this. i respect the fact that she owns it and keeps going - one foot in front of the other.

    imagine living her life, actually LIVING HER life. DAUNTING with no escape in sight. regardless of her accountability - it's a life sentence of back breaking work. of course, she made a very poor choice, but she seems to honestly acknowledge and accept that and accept the consequences and her fate. i mean at this point, it is what it is and you can chose to accept the challenge with a good attitude or give up.

    i actually admire her positive attitude and committment at this point. she could give them over to the state. and for those of you that say, well then she couldn't make any money on reality tv - she's not going to make enough money to support herself and 14 children for the next 18 years to make it worth it. i chose to believe she's sticking it out because of love for her kids and a sense of responsibility.

  19. 19

    That interview she did on Oprah was the first time I actually felt sympathy for her. She has no support system and while she gets what she deserves, I feel that those fertility doctors should share the blame in this awful outcome of 1 woman raising 14 children. Less fucking dollar signs doctors and more moral-decison making. A woman whose single with 6 children should be a red flag morons

  20. 20

    That is so sad. She finally sounds like she realizes what she has done and the impact it will have on not only her life, but the lives of her children. I blame the doctor for helping her as much as I blame her. Reckless! She obviously was not in a healthy place mentally to be able to handle that decision. I have always marveled at how people who really long for children have to have background checks and clearance from the government to adopt, but almost any fool can give birth.

  21. 21

    Wow - no winners in this situation. How long can she keep up with 14 kids on her own. The video of the household was so chaotic - I couldn't watch. Someone of authority needs to intervene - ASAP!! There are so many couples out there that want to adopt and are willing and able to provide for the children they adopt - maybe she needs to be realistic and think about what is really best for these kids. Living in chaos with a revolving door of nannies is not the best for these children. She stated that her grocery bill is $1200 a week - where is that money coming from?

  22. 22

    I watched and at least she is HOME with her kids and unlike KG. It did seem weird to me that she is kinda lookin like Michael Jackson.

  23. 23

    Re: tania7 – Good point -

    "I have always marveled at how people who really long for children have to have background checks and clearance from the government to adopt, but almost any fool can give birth."

  24. 24

    Re: Cinner – Agree.

  25. 25


  26. 26

    Céline Dion's mother had 14 children, the family was poor. Somehow they turned out fine, all 14 of them. So maybe Nadia's children will be blessed after all. Good luck and please no more children now.

  27. 27

    I give her 6 months and she will have a complete breakdown. One of the children will be hurt (it's inevitable) and CPS will come and repo that brood. She's NOT mentally stable and all the stress and sleep deprivation will drive her over the edge. I feel sorry for those kids but maybe on the tail end of this situation and the Gosselin debacle - idiots will stop using IVF and gross multiples as a blatant cash grab.

  28. 28

    They don't even let just one person watch 14 kids in a daycare, and that's only for 8 hours!!

  29. 29

    I like how she can barely feed her 14 kids but she is wearing $345 Chanel sunglasses.

  30. 30

    I wonder now that she has let CPS in to see how they live every day if she is safe with keeping custody of her children. She needs a lot of help. Oprah should have just given her enough money to hire more nannies. Pocket change, how can you just sit there and say "I'm sorry you're having that problem" when you could help. Guess you have to live in Africa for Oprah to help.

  31. 31

    Fuck this crazy bitch.Those "bad choices" are freaking PEOPLE—14 of them,that she so obviously can NOT parent.

  32. 32

    Sounds like press related hype because this ……oh fill in the blank….will do anything for money

  33. 33

    Okay maybe I'm a cynic but I don't really think she has "gotten it". I think she prepared a very contrived statement and she's telling people what they want to hear. I think she sees her 15 minutes of fame slipping away and this is another attempt to keep that fame going. Like hey can't get it through positive means, so hey maybe if I play the sympathy card something might come my way… She says she's living and breathing for her kids, but she didn't mind spending some of that cash on designer glasses, clothes, and bags and on plastic surgery. I'm sure the sunglasses alone could afford some diapers and formula, which should be her priority. I feel for her too, really I do. I mean, she's got to do what she's got to do to make the cash, but last time I checked Oprah doesn't pay for interviews. Anyhow, I'll think she's "gotten it" by her actions and sitting on her butt whining to Oprah isn't cutting it; it's time she could have spent finding a job to make money to support her kids.

  34. 34

    As for Celine Dion's mother… I highly doubt she had 14 kids at once. I doubt she had to pay for formula and diapers for 14 little babies. It's different when you have 14 children over a span of time b/c then the older children can help raise the younger ones. It's absolutely stupid for one person to have so many kids at once.

  35. StayC says – reply to this


    zero sympathy…
    brought this on herself, it's not like the condom broke or she forgot to take the pill…
    I feel sorry for her children who will grow up in a terrible environment b/c of her "childish" and "selfish" decisions…
    she should run off with the doctor that did all this… happily ever after

  36. 36

    I like this and feel for her although you really want to learn this mistakes earlier in life, especially if it is a situation like this where children are involved. It's one thing to screw up and have to deal with the reprecussions yourself, but when there are other people in the picture it's not very fair. Although, when is life fair?

  37. 37

    Too little too late.
    I have no sympathy for this fame-whoring idiot.

  38. @v@ says – reply to this


    Creating another 8 kids to provide for is about 'the security?!?' Alrighty, then.
    UP is DOWN. This is completely addled thinking.

  39. 39

    "There was an old woman who lived in a shoe…" -sounds like where she's headed.

  40. 40

    What a demented human being. The doctors that enabled her to do this should be shot.

  41. 41

    Re: Babouchka

    Uh yeah - you see Celine Dion may have come from a family of 14 (and you say they're 'all fine' but unless you know them personally, well, I don't know how you can make such a statement) BUT they would have been different ages, staggered pregnancies NOT a whole bunch of kids then another 8 arriving at the same time. That is COMPLETELY different.

  42. 42

    her vagina must be wider than the grand canyon!

  43. 43

    i hope one of her kids takes some scissors to her hair some night when she is sleeping and chops her some damn bangs! that forehead is unreal. it will be the best thing to ever happen to her!

  44. 44

    that all you got to say after she was beat down to submission, accepting all of the media's negative assessment of her life, now that she believes she's the greatest fuck up in the world, how that going to help her be the best parent she can be? america just hates that someone of color had the gall to strive for something so huge, i don't understand all the hate for this woman, i'm not saying she is the most responsible person for making the choices she did but what's done is done, why dont these right to lifers pay her bills

  45. 45

    it's a miracle that all those babies survived,some cultures see children as blessings what ever circumstances they come out of

  46. 46

    Tragic, creepy woman. 14 fucken kids. You stupid bitch!

  47. 47

    just me or do her tits look weird?