Photographed for In Touch by John Russo
They have their big broods in commom, but Nadya Suleman— who became instantly known as “Octomom” when she gave birth to octuplets as a single mother of six in 2009— says fellow famous mom Angelina Jolie has it easy!
Now, the legendary mother of fourteen channels her inner Angie for an exclusive photo shoot in the new issue of In Touch, dishing about parenting, her future, and why she doesn’t have it as easy as celebrity mothers.
“I do a lot!” Nadya tells In Touch of her hands-on parenting. “I’m a cook, a chauffeur and a nanny,” she says, adding that she doesn’t have the perks of fame like other famous moms — including her idol, mother of six Angelina.
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“I admire her,” says Nadya, who sported her best Angie "leg pose." “She saves children’s lives.” And despite the comparisons to the actress, she doesn’t think they have that much in common. “I get that we both have a lot of kids, but I don’t think I look anything like her.”
Nadya — who lives in Palmdale, Calif., with 4-year-old octuplets Noah, Maliyah, Isaiah, Nariyah, Makai, Josiah, Jeremiah and Jonah (plus her other kids, Elijah, Amerah, Joshua, Aidan, and twins Calyssa and Caleb, all of whom were fathered by the same donor) — says she’s going full-throttle, 24/7.
Between making lunches and bathtimes, Nadya clips coupons and spends “a couple hundred dollars a week on groceries” — and laundry: “I do several loads every day — there’s always clothes in my washer.”
For more from “Octomom” and to see the rest of her exclusive photos as Angie, pick up this week’s issue of In Touch, on newsstands now!