Chaos erupted on the Today show this morning when Nadya “Octomom” Suleman and her octuplets made their first live TV debut. Poor Ann Curry had to try and interview Nadya while simultaneously chasing after her children in the studio!
The mother of 14 children brought her famous octuplets, now 2 1/2 years old, and two more of her children onto the Today show to set the record straight on some of the misconceptions about her life.
According to Today, it reportedly costs Nadya $15,000 a month to support her children, but she claims she has never used public assistance.
“I’ve never in my life been on (public assistance), and I never would,” she said. “I would feel like a failure as a mother and as a human being.”
Instead, Nadya says she has professional management now and has been able to make money with appearances, celebrity boxing matches and being a personal trainer.
But it can’t be easy to be a mother of 14! The kids arrived to the studio after having only had two hours sleep while traveling to New York from California, but still seemed to have a lot of energy. One took over Matt Lauer‘s spot at the anchor desk and was being watched by Natalie Morales while Ann chased another around the studio.
Ann can run fast in those heels!
Watch a clip of Ann’s interview with Nadya and her kids, below.