It’s really sad to me what Octomom will do in order to stay in the public eye. She’s already tried stripping, taken a stab at porn, and has entered rehab. Now, In Touch Magazine has gotten her to pose as Angelina Jolie at the 2012 Oscars, and as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.
Nadya Suleman instantly became known as “Octomom” when she gave birth to octuplets as a single mother of six in 2009 — and she’s become infamous in the ensuing years for her questionable judgment and controversial life choices.
Now, the mother of 14 channels her inner Angelina Jolie — another mother to a big brood — for an exclusive shoot in the new issue of In Touch, dishing about parenting, her future, and why she doesn’t have it as easy as famous celebrity moms.
“I do a lot!” Nadya tells In Touch of her hands-on mommy-ing. “I’m a cook, a chauffeur and a nanny,” she says, adding that she doesn’t have the perks of fame like other famous mothers of big broods — including her idol, mother of six Angelina Jolie.
“I admire her,” says Nadya, dressed as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. “She saves children’s lives.” And despite comparisons to the actress and idol, she doesn’t think they have that much in common. “I get that we both have a lot of kids, but I don’t think I look anything like her.”
Nadya — who lives in Palmdale, Calif., with 4-year-old octuplets Noah, Maliyah, Isaiah, Nariyah, Makai, Josiah, Jeremiah and Jonah (plus her other kids, Elijah, Amerah, Joshua, Aidan, and twins Calyssa and Caleb, all of whom were fathered by the same donor) — says she’s going full-throttle, 24/7.
Between making lunches and bath times, Nadya clips coupons and spends “a couple hundred dollars a week on groceries” — and laundry: “I do several loads every day — there’s always clothes in my washer.”
Though she says she’s staying in the entertainment industry to pay her bills, Nadya — who claims she’ll get her master’s degree in psychology “when my kids are in college” — believes things are starting to look up.
She recently bought a new house and says the kids (the older ones are in public school; the octuplets start preschool soon) are enjoying their big new backyard. “We’ve hit rock bottom,” she says, “but our struggles are what shape us.”
I don’t feel like she should even be allowed to have her children. I’ve seen the way she lives, and we all see the choices she makes. Those poor children. Too bad you can’t pick your parents.
Octomom as Lara Croft after the jump! (more…)