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Octuplets Mom: It Gets Even Worse
House in default, no sex in 8 years …
-April Daniels Hussar
Mean Betty declined to comment further on the Octuplet mom … but we thought you’d still like to know the latest news about Nadya Suleman and her 14 children.
According to the Associated Press, the home of the octuplet’s grandmother Angela Suleman – which is the home, of course, of Nadya and her brood – is in default and at risk of foreclosure.
“The default notice shows Angela Suleman is $23,225 behind in her mortgage payments and that the house could be sold at auction beginning May 5,” reports the AP.
There’s no word yet on how much – if any – money Nadya has collected through her website, but it seems not out of the realm of possibility that Nadya could find herself homeless.
Of course, it’s also not out of the realm of possibility that she could find herself a millionaire. The media (including us) is obsessed with her — the question remains, can she turn that obsession into a pot of gold?
We hear reports that TLC is most definitely NOT interested in a reality show with the Suleman clan. NBC maintains they did not pay for their exclusive sit-down — “NBC News does not and will not pay for interviews,” said Today spokeswoman Megan Kopf. “This interview is no exception. Any reports or so-called sources that suggest otherwise are totally wrong.” But that doesn’t mean other outlets won’t pony up.
To add to the bizarre-o circus quality of the story, Nadya decided to confess recently that she hasn’t had sex in eight years, and doesn’t plan on having a boyfriend for another 18, because that would be “selfish.”
In her first UK interview (did they pay??), Nadya opened up to London’s Sun Times about her “personal” life:
[S]he met her sperm donor, David Solomon, in a nightclub and went to the movies with him once before deciding she didn’t want him as a boyfriend but for him to give her children.
Since then, she says, he has fathered ALL 14 of the frozen embryos which became her kids. But the two now talk just once a year, and he never sees his offspring.
I can only IMAGINE what David Solomon thinks of all this. Who is he? WHERE is he?
Of course – as Nadya is learning, there is a price to pay for becoming the reality-freak du jour. As she told the Sun: “There were letters and emails saying we deserved to die. There were protesters in front of my house. There are mentally disturbed people in the world.”
Yes, there certainly are.
Nadya tried to make a simple visit with a few of her older children to Target yesterday and was besieged by reporters. Extra reports Nadya says the publicity is a “nightmare.”
It may be a nightmare, but it seems like it’s her only meal ticket at this point.