As more news comes out about the octuplet mom, this story just gets worse and worse. First, it has been revealed that the biological father of he octuplets was not just an anonymous donor. Second, Suleman collected disability payments for a back injury while she was pregnant, as well as SSI for three of her disabled children, and food stamps. Third, Nadya Suleman was married in 1996, a marriage that ended in “irreconcilable differences.” Fourth, Nadya Suleman has set up a website featuring the octuplets and soliciting donations.
The octuplet grandmother has revealed that David Solomon was not just an anonymous, unrelated donor, but Angela Suleman’s boyfriend, who offered to marry her, but she refused. As an officially “anonymous” donor, Solomon may not bear any financial responsibility for the children. Nadya has named the octuplets Makai, Maliyah, Noah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jonah, Josiah and Nariyah, and all will carry the middle name “Angel,” and the last name Solomon. Nadya’s older children are named Elijah Makai, Amerah Yasmeen. Joshua Jacob, Aiden, Calyssa Arielle, and Caleb Kai, who also carry Solomon’s surname.
AP has reported that the octuplet mom collected over $165,000 in disability payments between 2002 and 2008 for a bad back allegedly suffered on-the-job at a state mental hospital. She collected this money while pregnant with a number of her first six kids. While Nadya Suleman denies “living off taxpayer money,” three of her first six children have disabilities and receive federal SSI assistance. She also receives $490 a month in food stamps she claims are “not affiliated with welfare.”
Divorce papers have been uncovered from a marriage to a Marcos Gutierrez, which broke up due to “irreconcilable differences.” Gutierrez filed the papers in May, 2006, and the divorce became final in January, 2008. Married in 1996, Suleman (identified as “Nadya Doud” in the divorce papers) and Gutierrez split up four years later. He is not the father of any of her children and does not pay spousal support.
Finally, Suleman has set up an octuplet website, www.thenadyasulemanfamily.com, and is now soliciting the public for donations through credit card or PayPal! Suleman states that she intends to support her children by finishing her masters’ and working as a counselor. She is depending on student loans to complete the masters, which could take two years. Suleman told “Dateline” she “believes this is a message from God and that she is done [having children].”
Let’s hope so.