“Octomom” Natalie Suleman made headlines after giving birth to octuplets more than 10 years ago.
Now, her youngest eight children have just celebrated their 11th birthday and the proud mom shared pictures of her tweens at their birthday dinner on social media.
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Octomom wrote, “Happy birthday to my beautiful angels. You are some of the kindest, most compassionate, caring human beings I’ve ever known. Words cannot express how grateful I am to be your mother.”
Octomom’s Octuplets Turn 11 Years Old
“You all have blessed my life immensely and I thank God daily for trusting me to care for, shape the lives of, and influence all of you. […] You are my miracles, my angels, and I will love you with all my heart, forever. Happy 11th birthday Noah, Maliyah, Nariyah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jonah, Josiah, and Makai.“
Suleman is also a mom to six other children, four sons and two daughters in addition to her octuplets. Suleman has been the target of criticism over the years for having so many children and reportedly not having the appropriate resources to care for them.
In 2012, Radar Online reports, the mom of 14 was charged with three felony counts of welfare fraud. Financial records at the time showed that the single mom was earning more than the maximum amount allowed while collecting welfare.
In 2014, she pleaded no contest in the case. After Suleman repaid the funds, the charges were reduced to misdemeanors. Suleman was placed on probation and given 200 hours of community service.
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Suleman’s life has since turned around and she has remained out of the spotlight now for a number of years. However, it looks like she’s ready for a return to reality TV. “She ready to make a comeback, but her brand is still so toxic that no network is interested,” a source told RadarOnline.
Regardless, it seems like her little ones are happy and that’s all that matters.
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