'Octomom' Nadya Suleman: $8000 Topless Shoot Not Enough, Back on Food Stamps
By IBTimes Staff Reporter | April 6, 2012 2:09 PM EST
Nadya Suleman, also known as "Octomom," has announced that she has sought public welfare again in order to feed her 14 children.
In an interview on "The Today Show", Suleman told Matt Lauer that she has been accepting food stamps for the past two months after undergoing great financial difficulty.
Last week, the 30-year-old single mother, told Anderson Cooper that she had accepted $8,000 for a topless shoot with Britain's Closer magazine.
"I got $8,000. I have to do what I have to do to take care of my family, and I'm not ashamed," she said. "I'm not ashamed at all. I've never sacrificed my morals and values," she told Cooper. But the money obviously wasn't enough as the famous mom told Lauer that she is struggling to make ends meet.
Meanwhile, Suleman explained that she had some business ventures in the pipeline, including an online "Octomom" reality TV venture and the release of a horror movie she stared in called "Millennium"
Suleman doesn't seem to worry that her financial situation could cause her family to spilt up. " That would never happen," she told Lauer. " I can guarantee you of that." She is also facing foreclosure on her La Habra home, according to WSBT.com
She told Cooper that she kept her financial struggles form her children because she doesn't want to burden them with her problems. "I don't feel it's appropriate to burden [the kids] with that kind of stress," she said. "I do my best to have life for them every day as happy as possible. We play, we enjoy the moments we have together and that's all that really matters."
Suleman became famous in 2009 after giving birth to octuplets. She was quickly known as "Octomom" and her octuplets became the longest surviving octuplets in the world.
Suleman's medical specialist was stripped off his medical license after implanting her with 12 embryos. She had six children before then.
The news of Suleman's welfare benefits has created great controversy in the U.S. According to TMZ, she has been receiving death threats from strangers in California State.
"Die b-. I'm not working for your f-ing kids, you're the one that wanted them," read one of threats, TMZ reported.
In defense of her claims, Suleman says she sought help only because she was desperate.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Pope Francis Meets Sudanese Woman Who Was Spared Death for Apostasy (PHOTOS)
- Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: King Williem-Alexander, Queen Maxima Hold Solemn Reception Ceremony for Victims
- Jennifer Lawrence & Nicholas Hoult Allegedly Split: Mad Max Actor Cheats with Kristen Stewart & Riley Keough - Reports
- Prince George Birthday: Adorable New Pictures of George Touching a Butterfly on William's Hand Released [SEE PHOTOS]
Join the Conversation
- Ed Sheeran Disappoints Taylor Swift and Other A-List Celebrities, Scolded for Spilling Secrets - Reports
- Beyonce and Jay Z: HOV May Have a Sextape with Carmen Bryan, Report Suggests; Queen Bey ‘Beyond Furious’
- Jim Parsons Quits The Big Bang Theory News Turns Out Hoax, but Actor ‘Not’ Sure about his Return in Season 8
- Kate Middleton Pregnancy Reports: The Truth Behind the Duchess Miscarriage
- The Bachelorette Season 10 (2014) Finale, ATFR Spoilers: Find Out: Will Andi Dorfman Accept the Proposal and is She Still With the Winner
- Apple iPhone 6 on Two Confirmed Release Dates, New Parts Leaked Suggesting Bigger iPhone to Come
- Google Nexus 6, 8 with Android L on Release Date Promises Killer Mobile Device Experience
- iPhone 6 Release Date Relevance to iOS Newbies: Specs Meaning, Price Considerations
- Xiaomi Mi4 vs OnePlusOne vs Nexus 5: Mi4 is the ‘Perfect’ Phone
- Israeli Women Stripping Naked for IDF Soldiers
- HTC One M8 Android 4.4.3 KitKat Update Roll Out, Introducing the HTC One Remix
- The Pirate Bay Releases ‘The Mobile Bay’: Mobile Torrent Download Made Easier but Remains Illegal