Octuplet Mom Denies She's Trying to Be Like Angelina Jolie

Celebrity Moms Feb. 11, 2009 AT 8:54AM
Nadya Suleman and Angelina Jolie

On Tuesday's Dateline NBC, Nadya Suleman, the now-infamous mother of octuplets, denied speculation that she is purposely trying to look and act like Angelina Jolie. (The two women both have long dark hair, full lips and a love for a large brood of children.) "I have never even thought of Angelina Jolie, except the last time I saw a movie," Suleman, 33, told Ann Curry. "I think that was like years ago. This is so far away from the place I'm in right now, to think of any celebrity."

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Suleman denied having plastic surgery. When Curry asked her if she had her lips done, Suleman replied, "No, no."

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Suleman also said she is done having babies after going through six in vitro fertilizations that resulted in four single-births, one set of twins and the octuplets.

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"A hundred percent. Two hundred, three hundred, four hundred percent," she said. "Yes. I'm done. "This is a message, I believe, from God that you are done," the Southern California mother went on. "I never in my wildest dreams imagined [my family] being this big."

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But she said she doesn't regret deciding to have the eight children. "I believe all children are our blessings from God and to allocate that role to a doctor, to dispose of a life, is incomprehensible to me," said Suleman, who is divorced, unemployed and lives with her parents. Suleman - who is receiving food stamps - said she intends to pay for her children's needs by finishing her master's degree in counseling.

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She said that will take a year or two, and in the meantime she plans to use student loans. Said Suleman, "I personally do not believe I'm irresponsible. Everything I do revolves around my children."

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