How ‘Octomom’ Nadya Suleman celebrated her kids’ 14th birthday
Nadya Suleman’s octuplets are 14!
“Octomom” celebrated Noah, Maliyah, Isaiah, Nariyah, Jonah, Makai, Josiah and Jeremiah’s birthday on Wednesday with vegan donuts, in footage obtained by TMZ.
The teenagers were all smiles blowing out candles atop the sweet treats.
Suleman, who has yet to honor the milestone via social media, is also the mother of six older children — Elijah, Ameerah, Joshua, Aidan, Calyssa and Caleb.
The 47-year-old hasn’t added more members to her family since welcoming the octuplets in January 2009.
Suleman hates being known as “Octomom,” telling “The Doctors” audience in 2016 that she “never set out to” become the head of such “a big family.”
The former psychiatric technician added, “I own and take responsibility for my poor choices, but it certainly doesn’t take away from how extraordinary these kids ended up turning out to be.”
Two years later, Suleman said in a 2018 New York Times interview that she “never wanted the attention” for her big brood.
“I was pretending to be a fake, a caricature, which is something I’m not, and I was doing it out of desperation and scarcity so I could provide for my family,” she recalled.
“I’ve been hiding from the real world all my life.”
Suleman’s youngest children are growing up fast, with the siblings starting the eighth grade in August 2022.
“Be proud of yourselves kids for being kind, respectful, and helpful to all your fellow peers, teachers and staff,” Suleman captioned a back-to-school Instagram snap at the time.
The counselor went on to call the little ones “exceptional role models,” concluding, “I love you.”
When Instagram users pointed out that Suleman had neglected to celebrate her elder children’s new school year, she wrote that they “did not want” her to post.
“I respect their choice,” she explained at the time. “So should you.”