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Octomum’s Eight Kids Turn Eight And Celebrate With Vegan Chocolate Cake

Can you believe Octomum’s kids are now eight!

Natalie Suleman, better known as Octomum, threw her kids a cute birthday bash for their eighth birthday party.

Eight Turn Eight

Their special day was captured in a special TV program to celebrate their milestone.

Jonah, Nariyah, Josiah, Maliyah, Isaiah, Noah, Jeremiah and Makai can be seen blowing out candles on a vegan chocolate cake while wearing crowns.

Later on, they posed for pics with mum on a jumping castle.

Goodbye To ‘Octomum’

But Natalie, who changed her name from Nadya, says in the clip that she wants to drop her famous moniker behind her now.

“I never coined the term Octomum,” she says, claiming it was a creation of the media.

Natalie Suleman reveals regrets, desire to shed ‘Octomom’ nickname Natalie Suleman is back. Don’t recognize the name? Perhaps you’ll remember her by the nickname that made her famous but that she says she now wants to permanently leave behind: Octomom. Suleman, who also used to go by Nadya, shot to global stardom in 2009 after giving birth to octuplets. The California mom got pregnant through in vitro fertilization, which she also relied on for six other children she had previously. “I never set out to become an ‘octomom,’” she says in Tuesday’s episode of “The Doctors,” a clip of which was revealed by People magazine. Suleman became a figure of fascination when she had her octuplets, but the single and then-unemployed mother quickly became the source of widespread scorn and contempt after revealing she had relied on government assistance to provide for her children. In “The Doctors,” Suleman reflects on some of her past choices, including the decision to pose nude so she wouldn’t have to rely on welfare payments. “Rather than go get more public assistance, which I already felt ashamed of, I ended up selling myself out,” she says. “At the time, in my mind, it was like an investment so I could support my family. I believe the judgment I experienced was warranted because what were people supposed to believe? All they were being fed by the media was negativity.” The interview is the latest Suleman has provided to turn her image around. In September, she told the Daily Mail that she finally decided to “kill off” her Octomom persona several years ago after brief stints with porn and performing as a stripper. She says the phase led her to despise who she had become. “There’s nobody, possibly, who could have hated ‘Octomom’ more than I,” she says on “The Doctors.” #octomom#celebrity babies#nadya suleman#natalie suleman#octuplets#slideshow#photos#featured

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But she admits that “out of desperation” to provide for her family, “I shamefully embraced the character.”

Doing It Alone

The mum-of-fourteen is now looking forward to the future, and shared an insight into the hectic life in their three-bedroom LA home.

“It’s kind of messy but we are a strong, solid family unit, unbeknownst to what many people believe. I don’t get any help,” she claims. “I haven’t had any help in many, many years.” 

“I have embraced every day with gratitude.

Do you want to make your kids a healthy chocolate cake? Try out our yummy chocolate popcorn cup cake recipe. 

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