Shocker! Octomom 'Fesses to Baby Addiction on Oprah

Nadya Suleman appeared on OprahFriday to discuss her financial issues with the media mogul and financial wiz Suze Orman

By Brandi Fowler Jan 15, 2011 4:45 PMTags
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Nadya Suleman hit The Oprah Winfrey Show for the second time and unleashed this shocking revelation: She was addicted to babies! (Also, she's bad with money.)

The episode, which aired Friday, featured the mother-of-14 dishing (among other things) that she was obsessed with having children during the time she gave birth to her octuplets in 2009:

"I think I could've been self-medicating through children," Suleman said. "Kids are safer. Kids won't leave you. Kids will give me the unconditional acceptance and love that I didn't feel I got from my mother."

Suleman, aka Octomom, admitted that while she loves her kids, if she could go back in time, she would not have chosen to have the octuplets.

"If I knew then what I know now, I would not have said, 'Doctor, one more,'" Suleman said.

Following the births of her first six children, Suleman said she wanted more. She realized there was a serious issue when after having her octuplets she still felt empty.

"I felt like a watering can with holes in it," Suleman said. "In my delusional mind, the more I give to them, the more of me is leaking out. When it's empty I go back. Doctor. One more [baby]."

But alas, the show wasn't all about baby babble with Oprah. Octomom was primarily there to participate in a financial intervention with finance wiz Suze Orman, who was quick to call her out on her debt-acquiring shenanigans (and her baby-making addiction).

Orman urged Suleman, who has had a string of money and eviction-related issues, to get her financial life back in order pronto.

After Suleman admitted that she spends $2,000 on private school bills for her kids and doled out nearly $8,000 on toys for Christmas last year, Orman said enough was enough. 

"It makes me want to throw up thinking about it," Suleman said after Orman's plea. "I am so stupid. I am so stupid."

So what was Orman's solution to Suleman's cash woes?

The money maven urged the megamom to continue to put herself and her children out in the media to make a living. She suggested Suleman seek agency representation and try to do things like write a book and secure her own show to generate an income.

After Suleman claimed that she was afraid to do more media because she "wants women to like [her]", Orman screamed "Everybody already hates you!" as an, er, motivator.

Meanwhile, Suleman has failed to repay a $450,000 balloon payment on her house and is facing eviction. So, it may be time to heed Orman's advice.