Octuplet Mom Denies She's Trying to Be Like 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."
Suleman denied having plastic surgery. When Curry asked her if she had her lips done, Suleman replied, "No, no."
"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."
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.
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."