OCTOMOM Nadya Suleman has paid tribute to her octuplets as they celebrate their 12th birthday, calling them “kind, caring and respectful”.
Nadya, 46, hit the headlines in 2009 when she gave birth to eight healthy children, joining her previous four sons and two daughters who were conceived by IVF.
The octuplets celebrated turning 12 years old[/caption]
The mom-of-14, who lives with her brood in California, shared a snap of her octuplets’ – Noah, Maliyah, Nariyah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jonah, Josiah, and Makai on their 12th birthday.
She uploaded the cute photo of the troupe as they celebrated their special day wearing onesies, as she gushed about how lucky she was to be their mother.
The proud mom wrote under the adorable photo: “Happy 12th birthday to 8 of the most kind, caring, and respectful kids I have ever known.
“Your compassion for all living things and the value of humbly serving others is the definition of love. You make my heart full, and have blessed our lives abundantly.
Noah, Maliyah, Nariyah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jonah, Josiah, and Makai looked cute in onesies as they beamed for the camera[/caption]
Nadya shot to fame in 2009 when she gave birth to eight babies[/caption]
“I am honored to be your mother. I love you Noah, Maliyah, Isaiah, Nariyah, Jeremiah, Jonah, Josiah, and Makai. I know grandma would be incredibly proud, and is lovingly looking down upon you from above. #HappyBirthdayAngels #ILoveYou #Blessed ”
The photo was soon swamped with comments from gushing fans as they rushed to wish the children a happy birthday.
One wrote: “They’re beautiful! Congrats on raising them well”
“Happy birthday to your incredible blessings,” added another.
The proud mom has been forced to defend her decisions over the years[/caption]
Nadya has 14 children in total[/caption]
While a third cheered: “what a mama!”
Nadya has been forced to defend the right to have her children over the years.
Last year, in response to one social media user who wrote under a photo of the brood asking why Nadya ‘needed’ to have so many children, the mum-of-14 clapped back.
She wrote: “No one ‘needs’ any children.
“I never planned on having octuplets (8 born simultaneously), though I wanted a big family (not THIS big lol) … hopefully, one day you will watch/read my true story.”
Nadya previously admitted that she’d turned to porn and stripping to make ends meet[/caption]
Nadya has since turned her life around and is a doting mom to her children[/caption]
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Nadya has recently begun sharing her childrens’ lives on social media, in particular their diet.
The mum follows a strict vegan diet, and says 13 of her kids do, with the youngsters allowed to enjoy one vegan ‘junk food’ night a week.
She said: “I’m sharing just a glimpse of how healthy my kids and I live.
The mum previously admitted that she’d turned to porn and stripping to make ends meet, and also developed an addiction to prescription drug Xanax.
After hitting rock bottom she has since turned her life around and now is a devoted mum.