Octomom’s children have turned 14!
In exclusive pictures, Nadya Suleman is proudly showing off her eight youngest children – Nariyah, Isaiah, Maliyah, Jeremiah, Noah, Josiah, Jonah and Makai – as they ventured out to celebrate.
The 47-year-old single parent, better known as Octomom, took her kids out for a fun day of go-kart racing at K1 Speed followed by a pizza lunch in Orange County, California.
Smiling alongside their famous mother, the children were seen holding up gold Mylar balloons that spelled out ‘BIRTHDAY’ as they posed outdoors for the camera while in casual attire.
The tabloid fixture has six other children, who were not pictured, making her a mom of 14.
Fun for the kids: Nadya Suleman’s eight youngest children turn 14-years-old this week – the children are Nariyah, Isaiah, Maliyah, Jeremiah, Noah, Josiah, Jonah and Makai
Suleman glowed with pride as she wore a winter appropriate outfit that consisted of a maroon turtleneck top and black slacks with her raven hair worn in a braided ponytail.
The star – who also goes by Natalie Suleman – held onto a bouquet of shiny silver gray balloons high above her head.
The Fullerton, California native was seen posing with all eight of her kids as they celebrated their 14th birthday before she got into a go kart to race around with her little ones on a track.
The children, all dressed casually for the fun afternoon, held onto small gold Mylar balloons that spelled out BIRTHDAY in capital letters.
All eight: The 47-year-old single parent, better known as Octomom, took her kids out for a fun day of go-kart racing at K1 Speed in Orange County, California, followed by a pizza lunch to celebrate
She used to be a red carpet fixture at events: Here the star is seen in Los Angeles in 2011 at Celebrity Fight Night
They were seen driving their go karts with helmets on to be safe.
The go-kart facility K1 Speed is located in Orange County in Southern California. K1 Speed is a Californian company that operates go-kart tracks. The company was co-founded in 2003. There are several locations in California.
Kart racing is a motorsport with open-wheel, four-wheeled vehicles known as go-karts or shifter karts.
They are usually raced on scaled-down circuits, although some professional kart races are also held on full-size motorsport circuits.
Mommy in the middle: Suleman glowed with pride as she wore a winter appropriate outfit that consisted of a maroon turtleneck top and black slacks with her raven hair worn in a braided ponytail
After they rode the go carts around the mom treated all eight kids to a pizza lunch.
The Los Angeles resident first came to fame in 2009 when she welcomed octuplets after already having six children at home.
In 2001 Suleman gave birth to her first child, a son. In 2002 she gave birth to her first daughter.
Suleman continued IVF treatments which resulted in three further pregnancies (including one set of fraternal twins) for a total of six children (four sons, two daughters).
After that she had her octuplets.
So many winners: K1 Speed is a Californian company that operates go-kart tracks. The company was co-founded in 2003 by American racing driver Boris Said and Susan Danglard
It’s time to jump: All the kids smiled as they had fun jumping off the platforms labeled 1, 2 and 3
She brings up all 14 kids in a three-bedroom home in Orange Country, California.
Last year during their 13th birthday she had some kind words for the little ones.
“You are all growing into some of the most kind, humble, grateful and loving human beings I have ever known,” she added.
She then shared: ‘Each of you possesses[es] rare and unique characteristics, and are unlike any other child of your age, particularly in our society today.’
Ready to roll: Four of the eight children tried on their helmets with the eye shields raised
In action: The K1 Speed website claims, ‘We are dedicated to providing our guests with an authentic racing experience, and we are confident that you will not be disappointed!’
She added, ‘Words cannot express how grateful I am to be your mother. You all have blessed my life immensely and I thank God daily for trusting me to care for, shape the lives of, and influence all of you.’
Having as many as 14 kids was not intentional, she has said in the past.
The reality TV star said she never intended to have that many and was ‘misled’ by her doctor.
The single mom told The New York Times in December 2018 that her doctor made her think she was only going to have twins. She ended up having eight children.
She sure can drive: Here Nadya is seen turning her go kart just as she wears her helmet over her braid
The star welcomed octuplets in 2009. She said Dr. Michael Kamrava, who has since lost his medical license and moved out of the United States, is the reason she has so many children, she says.
“I was misled by my doctor,” Suleman asserted. She thought she would have only two children.
But Kamrava implanted 12 embryos. “He told me we lost six embryos, he said they were expelled from me, and that’s why he wanted to implant another six,” Suleman claimed.
It was also claimed that she was already drugged and not completely with it when it all went down.
Kamrava’s friend Rabbi David Shofet told the Times: ‘He told me he suggested to her not to keep all of them, but she said no.’
A lot to take in: This image was taken just days before she gave birth to eight children in January 2009
Her mini me kids: The star is seen here about a decade ago as she poses at home with 11 of her 14 children
Another group shot: She said in 2011: ‘Mother’s Day can be an emotionally painful day for many. I feel your sadness. Throughout the six years of infertility (including miscarriages) I struggled with nearly 25 years ago, I believed God would never bless me with children’
Suleman began IVF treatments in 1997, when she was 21 years old.
Also in the Times interview Nadya said she did not want to keep any secrets from her 14 children: ‘We talk about everything,’ she said.
And the star’s daughter Amerah has nothing but good to say about her mom: ‘She’s been fighting for our family for 10 years now. No matter what, she’s never going to give up and I know that.’
Her son Joshua told The Times that having so many siblings has its pluses. He said they like having so many siblings. ‘Some of my friends don’t have any siblings, so they want to know what it’s like. It’s nice to have someone to play with, but it can be overwhelming at times.’