Octomom Nadya Suleman checks into rehab

Celebrity News Oct. 30, 2012 AT 8:00AM
Nadya Suleman Nadya Suleman Credit: Gilbert Carrasquillo/WireImage.com

Nadya "Octomom" Suleman is seeking help for addiction.

The 37-year-old has checked into Chapman House Drug Rehabilitation Center in Orange County, California, for a prescription drug problem, her rep confirmed to TMZ. She will be there for a 28-day stint, separating the single mother from her 14 children.

Sharing that Suleman has become dependent on the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, her rep told the website, "Nadya wanted to get off the Xanax she was prescribed by her doctor and learn to deal with her stress, exhaustion, and anxiety with professional help with a team of doctors. Nadya wanted to deal with her issues and make sure she is the best mother she can be."

Nannies and friends will be looking after her many children ? including her 3-year-old octuplets ? while she is gone.

A rep for Suleman has not yet responded to omg!'s request for comment.

Things had briefly been looking up for Suleman before the rehab news broke. Last week, she showed off her gorgeous new 5,000-square-foot two-story home in Palmdale, California. The digs allow most of her children to have their own beds for the first time (they had been sleeping on mattresses on the floor), and the house features a large playroom and big-screen TV.

[Related: Octomom shows off her new (and clean!) 5,000-square-foot home]

Suleman's previous home in La Habra was foreclosed on by the bank after she stopped making payments for over a year and she and her family were evicted. She was able to afford to move to the new rental with money she earned making an adult film.

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