Unfortunately, this doesn’t come as a huge surprise for me. Octomom Nadya Suleman has a prescription drug and drinking problem? You don’t say? I’ve heard her on Howard Stern – OF COURSE she’s on something. She looks and sounds like a crackhead half the time. Luckily the mother-of-14 is seeking help for her problems by checking herself into a rehab facility for 30 days.
TMZ is reporting that she has a problem with Xanax, while other outlets are reporting she drinks regularly – while driving her kids around.
Here’s more from Radar.
On July 18, 2012, Gina [the former nanny] claims she had the eight youngest children at a friend’s house so they could swim and when Nadya came by to pick them up she showed up late, asked for a glass of wine, and then got so intoxicated she was unable to drive the children home.
RadarOnline.com has obtained exclusive video footage of that night in which Nadya admits she’s been drinking and Gina is heard telling her that she cannot drive, as well as a photo of Nadya allegedly passed out on a chair in the house.
“I had the eight kids and she was meeting me with the older six. She was over three hours late and barely in the door when she asked me for wine,” Gina said.
“Nadya finally got some champagne as the host had no wine, but it turns out she was already drinking vodka cranberry from a water bottle while driving to the house.
“Eventually she was packing the car to drive home but of course I would not allow her to take the kids so I asked an acquaintance of hers to pick her and the older six up. I took the eight babies back to my house.”
Oh my gosh, how sad. Here’s more from TMZ:
Nadya Suleman has checked herself into rehab for a prescription drug problem … leaving her 14 kids without a mother for 30 straight days … TMZ has learned.
A rep for Octomom tells us … Nadya admitted herself into the Chapman HouseDrug Rehabilitation Center in Southern California over the weekend after acknowledging she’s become dependent on Xanax … an anti-anxiety drug … which she began taking to “deal with stress.”
Suleman’s rep tells us, “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.”
TMZ has obtained photos of Nadya on her way to the treatment center (above).
While Nadya is in getting treatment, she reportedly has 3 nannies and a couple drivers to care for the kids. Is it wrong of me to hope that her kids get taken away from her? I just don’t think she’s got it in her to raise all those kids – the way they should be raised. The whole incident is so tragic to me.