She has come a long way! Natalie Suleman welcomed a rare set of octuplets back in 2009, and she soon became known as “Octomom.” After stepping away from the spotlight to focus on being the best mother she could be to her 14 children, Natalie is reportedly considering gracing the small screen again — but with a new set of expectations. Watch the video above for more details!
“After news of her octuplets’ births exploded, Natalie found herself at the center of a media storm and filmed a porno video for $8,000 just to make ends meet,” a source told RadarOnline. “Since then, she’s tried to keep her octuplets and other six kids out of the spotlight.” However, now she’s reportedly “ready to make a comeback.”
Natalie, 43, recently took to Instagram with a statement about the obstacles she’s overcome. “Proving other people wrong was never my intention when I gave birth to a small village ten years ago,” she wrote. As fans may recall, her octuplets were born via IVF, and Natalie was one of two mothers to successfully birth eight children in the United States at the time, which is no small feat.
“If there was anyone I needed to prove anything to, it was myself,” she continued in her April 7 post. “My fears, doubts, and insecurities were palpable; I was single, alone, in poverty, and terrified.”
Natalie, who previously struck a deal for a reality TV show in the UK, also addressed how many of her followers have been encouraging them to consider doing a show. “The primary reason I have been avoidant in allowing my family to be filmed consistently (particularly when younger) is due to it’s potential deleterious effect on a child’s developmental process. Kids need to be kids,” she explained, noting how one to two documentaries a year are far less rigorous than “the ongoing filming necessary for a docu-series or reality show.”
“I exploited myself so I wouldn’t have to exploit my kids,” Natalie added. “Just this year many healthy opportunities have been presented to us, (there were no healthy opportunities open to octomom).I am grateful, though will be far more open to embracing other options (such as a docu-series) when my children are a little older and their sense of self is stronger and more mature.”