Sigh, I miss the early aughts. There wasn’t all this streaming and YouTube crap, so if you were a train wreck, Hollywood producers would fast track your ass to 13 episodes of just about anything on TLC or MTV! Nadya Suleman (DON’T CALL HER OCTOMOM!) got her doctor to stuff her full of embryos (he later had his license revoked because duh), and she gave birth to octuplets in 2009, bringing Nadya’s child count to 14. While Nadya never got to “Jon And Kate Plus 8″-level on TV, she seemed to be the go-to guest for trashy daytime TV. We can say all sorts of things given what a mess it was in the early years, but let’s start with the happy: The octuplets, seen above in 2010, just turned 11!
Page Six reports Nadya posted to Instragram the following shot from the kids’ 11th birthday party, and it isn’t the sponsored-for-cash hot mess we would have expected of Nadya circa 2011:
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Happy birthday to my beautiful angels. You are some of the kindest, most compassionate, caring human beings I’ve ever known. Words cannot express how grateful I am to be your mother. You all have blessed my life immensely and I thank God daily for trusting me to care for, shape the lives of, and influence all of you. Recent tragic events of loved ones lost are a powerful reminder of how fragile, precarious, yet precious life is, as tomorrow is never promised. We need to hug our loved ones a little longer and a little tighter while they are here. You are my miracles, my angels, and I will love you with all my heart, forever. Happy 11th birthday Noah, Maliyah, Nariyah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jonah, Josiah, and Makai. #HappyBirthday #Angels #Blessed 🙏🏽
Nadya notes how blessed she is to have the kids, which is cute and filled with “awwww”-s, but you can’t help but get a bit of whiplash since this is also the woman who dove into the adult film industry, stripped and even let Suze Orman and Gloria Allred bark at her on national TV just to stay afloat. Not that there is anything wrong with shimmying the chichis for some coins.
Octo-, er, Nadya has done a total 180 on her life, as she works full-time, serves her kids vegan food and, I imagine, looks around her house and thinks, “Hey, at least I’m not as fucked in the head as Kate and Jon Gosselin!” Wendy Williams even brought up Nadya yesterday,saying how she was proud of Nadya for keeping the kids sane and also thanked Nadya for being one of the few people who would go on her talk show when it was still on a six-week text run. This is all fine and dandy, but can we at least do the 11-year-olds a solid and let them enjoy some cheese pizza on their birthday?! Those empty plates look more depressed than Nadya’s insides after baby number 14.