After nearly losing her home and continuing to face enormous expenses when it comes to raising fourteen children, Octomom, Nadya Suleman, tells me it's time for her to get serious about making money to support herself and her family.
"I am a workaholic. People don't know that. But I will do anything, except be naked," Nadya tells me, frustrated about the ongoing rumors of her finances. "But [I'll do] anything that I can do to generate money in a respectable way so I can take care of my kids and pay for school for them. I want them into a private Christian school so I am trying to save up for that."
But don't think that just because she's ready to get back down to business now, that she was cruising on freebies before. Suleman was more than passionate in addressing rumors of not being able to pay her bills and relying on the kindness of others to support her family.
"I paid out-of-pocket from the very beginning....that was all lies," Nadya tells me firmly. "The [babies] were on medical for two months which I paid back out-of-pocket as a single mom and then I paid insurance for all of us."
But the single mom's financial struggles are ironically keeping her head above water.
"I am forcing myself to be happy," she said. "You know, what's interesting to me is I don't think I ever was happy until I suffered. I think until you are suffering and hit rock bottom, that's the most humbling experience you can have. That is when you start to look at life and you will appreciate everything more. I thought I was going to lose my house, [and be unable to] pay kids' schools. And then I secured my manager and she told me I had to do a bikini shoot."
Now Nadya is looking at other money making opportunities her manager is bringing to the table including Celebrity Boxing and appearing on HDNet celebrity dating show, 'Celebridate with Roger Lodge."
"I was humiliated doing the first one. I was raised Muslim and I'm very anxious about it. I was not proud of it," Nadya confessed, but now she's ready to do whatever it takes (that is "respectable") to secure her children's future.
But forget playing babysitter to 14 kids and juggling a career, I'll be celebrating a night off with Suleman on Wednesday for her 36th birthday at L.A.'s House of Blues.
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