When Nadya Suleman aka “Octomom” first burst onto the scene in 2009, there were some stretched comparisons that she mildly resembled Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie.
In most likelihood, the woman who became famous merely for giving birth to octuplets as a single mother of six, and in later years, has become infamous for her questionable judgment and controversial life choices, wanted to be Angelina.
And now she has her chance — well, for a day anyway.
The mother of 14 has channeled her inner Angie for an exclusive shoot in the new issue of In Touch.
And she reveals how the actress has it easy compared to her own hectic life, in the interview below;
“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.”
If you have any thoughts on the photos above as opposed to the ones below of the real-life Angie, we sure would love to hear them…
You can see and read more on Nadya in the latest issue of the mag.