[UPDATED with "Babies Disgust Me" Audio:] Octomom Nadya Suleman Hates Her 14 Kids

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UPDATE, JULY 19, 11:09 A.M.: Audio has been posted from the controversial In Touch interview that had Octomom Nadya Suleman saying she hates babies.

The tape confirms the single mother of 14 said to a reporter that babies "disgust" her, that her children crying gets to her and that she locks herself in the bathroom to have time to herself amid the "chaos" in her La Habra home.

To be fair, when prompted by the reporter, Suleman says, "No, no" to the notion she hates her own brood.

But there are also some odd moments near the end of the 1:36-minute passage where Octomom talks of having trouble bonding with her first six children. She seems to indicate that she got rid of her nannies to force herself to do all the work that forces her to bond with the older kids. It's all very confusing because of background noise generated by her endless bundles of joy.

Her tangent begins after the reporter with a British accent asks whether she would have another child, if she could afford to, "since clearly you love, love being a mum."

Amid public outcry following the release of the original In Touch piece, Suleman responded that the entire interview was fabricated. As you hear in the interview, the interview was not fabricated. Go to this TMZ post, follow the link to the audio, and listen for yourself.

UPDATE, JULY 11, 1:37 P.M.: You didn't think Octomom Nadya Suleman and 10 of her 14 children would return home to La Habra from last week's New York trip without producing at least one more headline, did you?

America's favorite tabloid mom (sorry Kate) reportedly got into a verbal spat on the plane ride home with 3rd Rock From the Sun star Kristen Johnston.

Suleman and her brood took up most of the business class for the flight home from New York. Unfortunately for the passengers, the flight was delayed two hours, and the kids became unruly.

The answer to the question, "Who is Kristen Johnston, again?"
Johnston apparently could not take it any more and went to Suleman's seat to tell her so.

TMZ reports the following exchange (credited to an Octo-rep):

SULEMAN: "How would you like me to keep eight 2-year-olds quiet?"

JOHNSTON: "Get more help!"

SULEMAN: "Why don't you grow a baby and get a life!" 

Johnston eventually returned to her seat, and when TMZ asked Suleman about the dust-up after the landing at LAX, the single mother of 14 said she did not know Johnston was an actress.

"I guess there's some people that don't like kids," Suleman reportedly told the gossip site (which also posted video).

No, Nadya, we all can tolerate our own kids, just not everyone else's, especially on a plane, and especially on a plane times 10.

UPDATE, JULY 8, 9:48 A.M.: Imagine a bunch of little kids yammering, running around like banshees and climbing over a guest's desk as a professional woman tries to carry on a conversation with a narcissist who continually talks over her inquisitor.

You didn't have to imagine it if you watched Octomom Nadya Suleman and 10 of her 14 children with Ann Curry on NBC's Today this morning.

The completely understandable behavior by the children--they are, after all, very young and had been kept in a green room before the interview segment--confirmed the scenes described by visitors to single mom Suleman's La Habra home. (Except none were chewing on the Today set's drywall.)

Octomom was shocked--SHOCKED!--saying her brood travels extremely well and is normally very well behaved, blaming the display on their having received only two hours of sleep the night before. Indeed, throughout the interview she attempted to push this theme to a nation: these are miracle children and she's supermom.

The world's longest surviving octuplets are perfectly healthy--no doctor can explain why--and she's done every "humiliating" thing she can to keep them that way. This interview-ending exchange said it all. Picture Suleman, speaking faster than an auctioneer on meth, sitting on the ground with one child in her lap, Curry in a chair with another, Natalie Morales chasing a third around the anchor desk and the remaining kids squirming around and talking over everyone:

SULEMAN: These kids are unbelievably healthy. Science cannot explain it. They are extraordinarily healthy, athletic. They've been jumping out of their cribs and running around since one year old. How do you explain that? And, so, my dad was an athlete, I was an athlete, they are also very athletic. So, it's familial.

CURRY: Riiiiight.

SULEMAN: This is not normal. These people who don't want . . . high order.

[Octomom then laughs like a mental patient until Curry tries to work in a question that begins with "Be honest with me--"]

SULEMAN [cutting Curry off]: This is not normal. It's extraordinary.

CURRY [over a shot of Morales trying to coax a kid away from the anchor desk]: Okay, Nadya Suleman, thank you so much for joining us today. I appreciate you giving us so much time. Your kids really are lovely.

SULEMAN [scolding one of her children as a breaking news graphic fills the screen]: Okay! Okay? Okay!

During the Curry interview and a taped piece with correspondent Amy Robach from Suleman's OC home, Octomom told viewers:

  • "Unfortunately, as a result of hundreds of death threats that I started to receive over two years ago, directed towards me and my kids, it started to boil and bubble into panic attacks. So starting last summer about a year ago, I started having panic attacks, and I didn't want to leave the house. I'd go to the market, and I couldn't leave the car.''

  • "I don't want to undo 14 kids. I love every single one of my children. I will for the rest of my life. I will die for them. Everything I do, any kind of work, any kind of money I generate--where does it go? It goes into their mouths or it goes into the house or it goes into their school."

  • "Their private school is twice as much as the mortgage. The goal in life for us--one of our main goals--a priority, is to buy a home, and I would earn it. I want to work for it, and I want to buy it myself.''  

  • "I've never in my life been on [public assistance], and I never would. I would feel like a failure as a mother and as a human being.'' [Note: a publicist who quit working for Suleman claims she received food stamps.]

  • Today reportedly did not pay for the interview, and Suleman claims she also didn't make a dime from that infamous fetish video. "That's one more thing on the laundry list of humiliation. I was a little late on the mortgage. He said, 'You can make a couple hundred thousand dollars. You could pay off part of your house.' I'm thinking, 'I'll do it.' Well, anyway, he sold it. Total dollars earned? Zero dollars. Total lesson learned? Priceless.''

  • "If I had a mate, that would have defused a lot of the animosity. I'm the ultimate societal scapegoat, I believe.''

  • "I'm happier, and I feel more free than I thought I would. I'm so happy I don't have nannies. It's harder, but I feel so much stronger. I forced myself to pull out strengths I never knew I possessed.''

  • InTouch "I hate my kids" interview: "I think they should retract it because it's all slander. I love my children. I would do anything for my kids.''

  • She's a fitness trainer. Of exercise: "That's been my way to self-medicate, through exercise."

  • Guilt over her choices: "I have learned to move past that. I personally cannot waste my energy just fixating on the past and my past choices, regardless if they were good or bad choices because how is that advantageous to them? What am I teaching them? I have to teach them to accept it, learn, grow as a result of your choices, own and accept the responsibility of the consequences of your choices and move forward because if you just look back, what are you going to do, stagnate? You're just going to stagnate forever and grow old.''

Advantage, Suleman?

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Rozmill like.author.displayName 1 Like

I'm willing to bet that most of what she said was taken out of context or blatantly misquoted by the media, like it usually is.  This woman, unfortunately, is famous now, for having 8 babies at one time.  On top of that, she is a single mother, has 6 other children and is on welfare.  Why in God's name would she want to bring 1 more child into this world, yet alone 8 children, when she can't afford to support the ones she had already.  I think at first, she thought she was going to make big money from it all.  And she did.  However, after the novelty wore off and the public got tired of hearing or reading about her trials and tribulations, her story was put to the back of the drawer and forgotten about.  Now the state of California must support her and her children, she is getting ready to lose her home, she has no job unless she wants to take some sleazy job that requires her to somehow use her body for something, and lastly and probably most importantly, no one really cares.  Probably the concensus among most people today is that she made her own bed, now she must lie in it.  Everything that is happening to her right now is because of bad judgment on her part.  Unfortunately, the taxpayers will have to pay for her mistakes, as usual.  

Denise like.author.displayName 1 Like

private school? where is she getting money to send them to private school when she cannot afford a mortgage

Blondie like.author.displayName 1 Like

Babies disgust her! She said she didn't say any of it. I don't remember a story about the octuplets walking out as toddlers. Weren't they babies?She probably liked the 1st 6 better. She foisted them off on her mom, per her mom'sstatements. She had them several months while Octo was hospitalized.Also remember all the nannies she had at first. It's so much easier if someoneelse cares for them.

Me like.author.displayName 1 Like

CPS can you finally do your job now? Thanks everso.

Gria Andolina
Gria Andolina like.author.displayName 1 Like

Matt might have pointed out that Toxomom was, as usual, not paying for her travelling perks. And that those lucky people who paid for their very expensive plane tickets wer not just treated to the bonus of 2 extra hours of Runway Romper Room Hell. They were also in the position of being placed in much greater jeopardy had any thing critical gone wrong with that flight. If Toxomom could not at all control them while the were seated on the ground, just think of what could have happened in an emergency landing.

Every passenger who pays for a ticket has the right to expect the airline to give them a safe and sane environment. Apparently there are airlines  rules about the number of children one person can be responsible for -- for crash landing reasons, duh- and for some reason the airlines ignored these rules and let an insufficient number of minders care for these thoroughly undisciplined toddlers. The silver lining in this is that now no airlines will ever book this sideshow ever again. Plus she is now so dondonedone that in a year or two she won't be able to get bus fare for them all from the projects to her kids' parole officers.. In just a few years Court TV will be able to give her the reality series she longs for: Kids in the Juvie Hall


Why is it so easy for folks to openly bad mouth and ruin another human beings reputation? Do you know whats wrong with this world? Too many folks openly do things and say cruel things to other people as long as it doesnt concern them or someone they care about. This is exactly what is wrong with this world. In the past 3 decades it has really gotten bad. So much so that I hate living in a society that is like this


i wanna help her out and have crazy sex with her oc weekly hook it up

Barb like.author.displayName 1 Like

It would be a huge disappointment  for you since she claims to be asexual, celebate and is disgusted when she sees people touching. You'd fall into the 99% of mankind she considers to be pedophiles (in her expert opinion.)

Lila like.author.displayName 1 Like

Matt, I agree with Annabanana - Oprah, Ann Curry, even someone as fringe as Alki David, never questions the tripe that comes out of Octomom's mouth.  They just smile and nod, and repeat what she says as if there is no question about her veracity.

Well, the public has concluded that she is a habitual and obvious liar.  That's why we appreciate the fact that you see it and write about it, too.  It also has a lot to do with why the public rejects her.

YES, she has had plastic surgery.  Anyone with eyes can see that.  And the boob job was mentioned in the medical papers filed with Kamrava's review board.  So now she claims it was "a reduction."  As for the whole in vitro fiasco - she consistently claims she wanted "just one more."  So - TWELVE embryos??  Then she claims that she was just using up frozen embryos.  But Kamrava's review board showed that he harvested new eggs for every treatment.   YES, she has had nannies since BEFORE the tups were born... or had... she told In Touch (or didn't?) that her last nanny just quit.  But we saw one in the pics of her with the kids at LAX.  (Besides - who is taking care of the kids while she goes to appearances, or shopping or whatever?  Duh, nannies).  She claims she "never" got public assistance; how about those food stamps, SSI payments, even student loans are a form of assistance... and she abused those, too.  Golly, wonder if they will ever be paid back?  She told Radar Online she bought the La Habra house herself with her own money which she earned.  Everyone soon learned that was not true either.   And then there are the just plain silly ones, like her eyelashes grow so long she has to cut them. (???)

She is a walking mass of lies and contradictions and just once, I would like to hear an interviewer call her out on it.  I can't imagine what kind of weirdness those kids are growing up in.  I feel especially bad for her oldest kids.  I just hope they have friends' houses they can escape to... frequently....

Pondering like.author.displayName 1 Like

Soooo...new photos show that Octomom has a brand new above-ground pool and she's rocking a new Casey Anthony bun.  Is anybody else getting a little worried?  I'd like to say I'm just kidding but, actually, I'm not.

Barbwire like.author.displayName 1 Like

I wish upon a star that Ann Curry would ask her about her recent (recorded) radio comments that she worked for years and years with sex offenders and she believes 99% of men are pedophiles-when public records (WC) show she only worked 2 years at a psych hospital (Metropolitan) which doesn't admit sex offenders. Talk about embellishing your "resume".

Blondie like.author.displayName 1 Like

Yep, she's a victim of her own greed and lust for fame.No one forced her to have 14 kids, no one! Her decision, totally.I saw a photo with a new above ground pool. I guess that was more importantthan paying the mortgage or fixing the holes in the wall.Maybe she's hoping someone will feel sorry and give her a mansion.Really a pool, with 14 kids under 10?Thanks for the update, very good article.

deepbluezz like.author.displayName 1 Like

Very well said Blondie, Suleman is a victim of her own greed. This woman was not prepared to bring those babies home. No beds, bottles, diapers,NOTHING. Why??? Because she expect the world would open their wallets and provide everything for her. This was a scam to get rich and famous, in her eyes the babies failed to do their job. Besides, Suleman thinks the world wants to see her, just her. Well..we don't and never did. I am thrillled Octomom has been caught in a lie, now is the time to question her about all the rest of them. Let's start with her mother and the Holocaust?

Annabanana like.author.displayName 1 Like

Hmmm Casey Anthony had a pool in the backyard. Worked out pretty well for her.

Blondie like.author.displayName 1 Like

I had that in mind. Pool with 14 kids might equal tragedy. It's stupid.How do you afford it if you're destitute anyway?

gala2 like.author.displayName 1 Like

I've stopped considering this heartless sociopath newsworthy long ago. The only interesting question is that, given how she has not said a single new or obviously not credible thing in two whole years,  why the media would still cover  someone so dull and despised? Which part of we do not want to know anything more about this tedious serial child abuser who has maimed 14 kids for the rest of their lives and then stolen all the money donated to them to spend on whims for herself can't the media seem to understand? Or consider worth exploring?

If the media has some weird need to keep writing about this waste of space, why not investigate where the millions in donations has gone and showcase how easily all her endless lies can be refuted. It looks like Matt has made a start , but only as a passing reference. The real danger here is that readers find no point in continuing to use the news to be informed if accurate information is ignored in favor of improbable fluff. As it consistently has been continually for over two years.

Casey Anthony may have skated on one child murder in Florida. But why is California allowing someone who has maimed 14 kids for life to go celebrate at the House of Blues?

Gonesi like.author.displayName 1 Like

"Casey Anthony may have skated on one child murder in Florida. But why is California allowing someone who has maimed 14 kids for life to go celebrate at the House of Blues?"Truer words were never spoken!

Annabanana like.author.displayName 1 Like

Matt is virtually the only journalist that has repeatedly questioned the various stories put forth by her. I'm very appreciative of his efforts to put the truth out there. After seeing how the media has whitewashed Nadya's story I no longer believe anything put forth by journalists. I always thought journalists had some higher calling to report the truth. Nope. People ask her questions and she gives some ridiculous answer and that's it. What ever happened to investigative journalism or at least questioning silly statements like I haven't had any plastic surgery. Thank you Matt for all that you do. One inquisitive mind.

Bill T.
Bill T. like.author.displayName 1 Like

Having been off in some neverland (apparently) for the last 3 years, it hadn't really hit me that Matt consistently tries to point out actual facts that contradict the drivel pouring out of Suleman's mouth.

Lila like.author.displayName 1 Like

FYI Matt, the In Touch article is not online but here's CNN: they confirmed with In Touch before repeating the story, then re-checked after her denials before they published this follow-up.  In Touch still stands by the story and quotes.  If the interview really was fabricated, she should have had grounds to sue for defamation... but she's not.



At least Nadya Suleman aka Octomom admits to it unlike Casey Anthony.  Casey makes Nadya look like a saint.


your comparing a mom who has 14 children and trying to raise them alone to a mom who had 1 and murdered it? whose the  more saintly?

Annabanana like.author.displayName 1 Like

Natalie Doud doesn't admit to anything. 

Elyfu2 like.author.displayName 1 Like

No one makes Toxo look like a saint.

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