God works in mysterious way — and no one knows that better than Nadya Suleman, aka “Octomom.” The 42-year-old mom-of-14 opened up in a new interview about the “guardian angel” who ended her brief career in adult entertainment.
Speaking with Australia’s New Idea, Nadya — who rose to infamy in 2009 when she made the controversial decision to have octuplets via IVF, and later dabbled in porn and exotic dancing to make ends meet financially — revealed that there was one mysterious man who helped her turn her life around.
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“I was in a strip club in Florida in February 2013, and this very tall man, this stranger came in,” she told the outlet. “He walked straight to me and looked straight into my eyes. He took my hand and grabbed my arm and said in a very gentle, but firm way: 'You don't have to do this.' He repeated it five times.”
Nadya — or Natalie, as she prefers to be called now — said that the interaction with the man caused her to break down in tears. Before she could compose herself, he disappeared. Still, the former tabloid target knew she needed to change her life after the seemingly supernatural experience. “I knew I had to be my healthy self again,” she said.
Natalie had six children from her first five rounds of IVF: Elijah, 16, Amerah, 15, Joshua, 14, Aidan, 12, and 11-year-old twins Calyssa and Caleb. Her eight-year-old octuplets, Makai, Josiah, Isaiah, Jonah, Maliyah, Jeremiah, Nariyah and Noah, are the only living set in the world, according to New Idea.
These days, Natalie, who works as a part-time therapist, says she doesn’t miss her formerly “seedy” lifestyle and claims she is completely celibate. Though she admitted that having so many children was “very foolish, immature, and selfish,” Natalie says her kids remain her No. 1 priority.