Octomom to Oprah: No Regrets, Just Guilt

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Oprah Winfrey has made headlines recently, thanks to a book by Kitty Kelley accusing her of lying about her upbringing, sexuality and other matters.

One way to take negative heat off yourself? Interview Octomom!

Though she has no regrets, Nadya "Octomom" Suleman the Big O via satellite that she lives with a "tremendous amount of guilt" for what she did.

That being give birth to eight babies as an unemployed single mother of six. She said she did it out of her "own childish desires to compensate."

Raised an only child, she said she was "trying to fill some missing piece inside." Oddly enough, they were conceived IVF - no actual piece inside.

Right in the Nads

Nadya Suleman: Just so wrong.

Instead of filling the void with a significant other, she filled it with Elijah, 8; Amerah, 7; Joshua, 6, Aiden, 5, twins Caleb and Calyssa, 3; and the 14-month octuplets, Noah, Maliyah, Isaiah, Nariyah, Makai, Josiah, Jeremiah and Jonah.

"I've always coveted that connection, that attachment to another being."

"The connection felt safer with children than with a significant other, more predictable," said Nadya Suleman. "The security. I was hungering for security."

Not financial security, obviously, but that's another ball of wax.

"We're surviving," she said (thanks to a bailout by PETA). "We're going, going, going, just trying to keep up. You don't have time to think, to reflect, feel anything. It is a choice. I own all of the responsibility for my poor choices."

Perhaps the first intelligent thing she's ever said.

"Do I regret [it]?" she asked. "You can't regret children ... But the choices were childish. They were immature. They were selfish. Are we defined by our choices? Our behavior? Our actions? No. I don't believe that defines our worth."

"I feel as though I wasn't thinking at that time," she continued. "If I could go back, would I make different choices? Maybe. At this point, I know and I need to teach my children that we need to learn, we need to grow."

"We need to keep on growing and transcending, and we need to make the best possible choices. And when we make poor choices, all you can do is really, really learn from that and grow from that. Try not to repeat it."

As for having more kids (please, please don't)?

"At this point in my life, that is the furthest thing that I would ever even imagine," she said. "I cannot grow additional eyes or hands. I'm not an octopus."

That didn't stop her the first time, but hey.

"I live every single day every hour of the day with a tremendous amount of guilt," she went on. "And I feel guilty when I hold the one or two and then that I can't be there for the others. And they're crying. And I feel guilty."

"I'll live with this forever. But all I can do now is keep on going, keep moving. Keep on trying to be the most devoted mother I can be."

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ok i read all the stuff other people wrote and one thng i didnt like yeah m.j and jessee jame and tiger woods did a lot of stupid stuff n there day but thy did not bring 14kids n this world knowing thy cant support thm octo mom did she new she wasnt ganna b able to support her childern but she did it any ways she knew what she was doing i dont feel sorry for her hell no i feel sorry for the kids who r starving and pleading for attention and shes not giving it to thm u know i hve 3 kids one 11 other ones 5 and my youngst one is 3 months my husband and i work really hard to give thm wat thy need and even though my husband lost his job we still work hard to give r kids what thy want need we put r kids first and thats wat she should do not spend what ever money on herself she needs to thnk about that cant belive someone could b that way she needs to get her stuff together and grow up how old is she? And she acting like a child im 24 and act more grown up then her.

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ok i read all the stuff other people wrote and one thng i didnt like yeah m.j and jessee jame and tiger woods did a lot of stupid stuff n there day but thy did not bring 14kids n this world knowing thy cant support thm octo mom did she new she wasnt ganna b able to suppot her childern but she did it any ways she knew what she was doing i dont feel sorry for her hell no i feel sorry for the kids who r starving and pleading for attention and shes not giving it to thm u know i hve 3 kids one 11 other ones 5 and my youngst one is 3 months my husband and i work really hard to give thm wat thy need and even though my husband lost his job we still work hard to give r kids what thy want need we put r kids first and thats wat she should do not spend what ever money on herself she needs to thnk about that cant belive someone could b that way she needs to get her stuff together and grow up how old is she? And she acting like a child im 24 and act more grown up then her.

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Another AWAKENING for YOU Nadya; the INTERNET is NOT your children! Your children are standing in front of YOU WAITING for your "devoted motherhood"! YOU are EVERYWHERE on the PC for HOURS & HOURS & PAGES OF HOURS! So GO AWAY NOW and take CARE of those children you lame piece of worthless "internet junkie" crap! YOU HAVE 14 SMALL CHILDREN TO TAKE CARE OF MISS DEVOTED MOTHER! GO AWAY NADYA! GO AWAY MS. SARCIA! GO AWAY WHOEVER YOU ARE THIS WEEK/YEAR(BESIDES, being a mother!!)!! Shame on you Nadya!

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Are her lips pregnant, too? How can a woman with a whole continent's worth of kids possibly afford those lip injections? And yes, they are injected. It's obvious enough, folks.

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anyone that can compare this nut case with unwanted animals needing help needs to join her in her world of ignorance.
she selfishly decided she 'wanted,' with no regards to the needs of her kids..its all about her. animals need help and don't use their resources for plastic surgery and personal items above the needs of their kids and then go crying that the needs help. so anyone that thinks she needs money is just as nutty as she is ..what she needs psychiatric help and good homes for these babies. that's the only similarity as i see it between her and unwanted animals...adoptions...oops that and spaying or neutering of course

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I enjoy seeing a Mom who loves all her children. she is such a good Mom and cares deeply for each child of hers.I wonder why Oprah did not ask for donations for these children of the our future.I would be glad to donate. As a taxpayer I would like to see all my taxes go to these children... They always collect donations for lost dogs od cats....

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This woman is devious! She wanted all of the attention & swag that was given her because of her "poor" choices & now that reality has set in & she is about to lose the house, the limelight & she has lost the weight...it is on to the next. The Oprah visit is an appeal to the public sympathy for more $$$. The CPS may chose to step in & remove some or all of the kids & that will be ok...cause she will figure out a way to stay in the news. She is an egomaniacal socipath! Those kids are future serial killers!

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Munchausen by proxy syndrome! I liked the way it opened with a twin crawling n bed with a baby n stomping it. Last summer, the cameras caught the other twin kicking one repeatly in the head. Oprah did a good interview. She got Octo to admitt the kids don't get nearly the love or attention they need. She then asked Octo, so that some could get the love n atten they need, if she had considered putting some up for addoption. The answer was a dead 'no'...Octo then went on to ask for money...for her! It was about what Octo needs...not about what the kids need!

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Someone taught her all the right words to say, now we shall see what her actions are.

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easy to learn from your mistakes 14 kids later what a dumb b-