Octomum poses topless but says she disguises herself to keep men away
London: Nadya Suleman, nicknamed Octomum after giving birth to octuplets, has shown off her post baby body in a topless photo on the cover of Closer magazine, while complaining that she gets “too much male attention”. As the youngest eight of her kids have turned three, Suleman claims she “never looked this good”.
All 14 of her children are the product of the same donor, and after the six boys and two girls she gave birth to in 2009 turned three in January, they became the longest-surviving set of octuplets in American history. Juggling so many children, Suleman claims she has been celibate for 13 years and that all of her children were conceived through a sperm donor as she simply has no time for a man.
“I get too much male attention, but I won’t date until the octuplets are 18 - I live for them,” a leading daily has quoted her as telling a magazine.
“I know a lot of women like male attention, but I’ll go out with no make-up on and wear tracksuits, a wig and even a fake pregnancy stomach to put them off,” she said.
The 36-year-old says she just “pinged back into shape” after the birth of her kids.
“I just pinged back into shape like a rubber band after the kids, I don’t know how I did it. I eat like a horse, don’t count calories and have never owned a set of scales.
“I gained an entire human when I was pregnant with the octuplets, going from 10st to over 19st, but two months later, I was a size 8 again. Now, I never weigh myself,” she said.
While she claims to be proud of her shape, not even minding the stretch marks on her stomach, Suleman did admit that just two weeks after her C-section, she began doing 50 sit-ups a day. She also became a fitness fanatic, hitting the gym three times a week for two-hour stints in the middle of the night while a friend babysat so she could “get stronger”.
“I’ve never believed in diets… I just eat healthily. I’m a pescatarian and eat 15 portions of fruit or vegetables a day. I eat so much! Now, I run 40 miles a week, whenever my mum or a friend will babysit, but it’s still just for stress relief. My eldest son (aged 10) even comes with me sometimes - he can manage a couple of miles,” she added.