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'Octomom' Natalie Suleman regrets porn career saying she was 'young, dumb and irresponsible'

Natalie, 43, whose birth name is Nadya, was already a single mother to six children before she gave birth to octuplets via vitro fertilisation in 2009.

And as the octuplets celebrate their tenth birthday, their mother has spoken of her time working in the porn industry as well as glamour modelling and stripping in a new interview with Australian programme Sunday Night.

Speaking to journalist Angela Cox on the show which airs tonight Natalie, from Orange County, California she said she had no choice in order to provide for her children, the Mail reports.

“I think I was young, dumb, irresponsible, selfish [and] reckless” she says adding “You've got to do what you've got to do to provide for your family.”

Natalie recently revealed that she had developed a drug problem while pursuing her  career as an adult actress.


Exploiting her celebrity status, she became a porn star and then a stripper to make ends meet and ended up "numbing" the pain with prescription drug Xanax following a barrage of critism due to her controversial birth.

Natalie was implanted with 12 embryos – a deeply controversial move which led to Dr Michael Kamrava who implanted them losing his US medical licence – in 2008.

The octuplets arrived on January 29, 2009, in Bellflower, California.


Forty-six doctors were involved in their arrival at 31 weeks and – despite there being so many of them – they were healthy and continue to be.

After giving birth she was accused of deliberately trying to create a supersized pregnancy to generate cash after it emerged a doctor had implanted embryos in her womb.

As she began to struggle with finding work she was criticised for being a bad mum.

Speaking about hitting rock bottom, she told the New York Times: “I would take whatever I could back in the days.

“I was spiralling down a dark hole. There were no healthy opportunities for Octomom.”

Struggling with bills she ended up making a porn movie to try and make ends meet.

But she said the turning point came when she came home from a bikini shoot to find her then 10-year-old daughter Amerah playing dress-up.

She had been parading around in a pair of stripper-style spike heels.

Earlier this month the mum-of-14 told ITV’s Lorraine that she had ‘killed off’ her Octomum character to devote her time to her children.

Today her Octuplets, Jonah, Nariyah, Josiah, Maliyah, Isaiah, Noah, Jeremiah and Makai have celebrated their tenth birthday.

In other real life news a single mum on benefits who has 'never used a condom' has given birth to her tenth baby.

And a woman has opened up about discovering her husband had been cheating after her son, 12, told her about his 'secret girlfriend.'

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