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INTERVIEW: Octo-Mom 'Has No Idea What She's Doing To Her Kids,' Says Her Mom

Jun. 16 2010, Published 9:28 a.m. ET

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Octo-Mom Nadya Suleman sleeps only three hours a night, is not coping well and has driven her mother into financial ruin.

That’s what her mother Angela says in a new interview obtained by

“I’m totally broke and exhausted,” Angela Suleman says, adding that she has spent so much money helping Nadya she can’t afford to have back surgery that she needs.

She also reveals that Nadya barely sleeps as she tries to cope with having 14 children. “She’s lucky if she gets three straight hours of sleep a night,” Angela told Closer magazine.

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“There’s no time for anything else in  her life. She had no idea what she was getting into. She has told me that she would never do it again.” previously has documented the tense relationship between Angela and Nadya, and Angela’s belief that her daughter having 14 children is selfish, at best.

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“Her sense of values is strange . She has no idea what she’s doing to her kids or me,” Angela says in the new interview. ”No one can tell her what to do.

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“I’m broke. I’ve spent thousands to support Nadya and her kids. I lost my house last year as I couldn’t meet the mortgage repayments and had to start renting. I also couldn’t pay my monthly health insurance bill so now I can’t afford the back surgery I need.

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“I want to visit my sister in Sweden who recently had a stroke but I just don’t have the money.”

Things in Nadya’s household are still beyond chaotic, Angela reveals. “I just hate listening to Nadya complain all the time about being stressed and tired when I’m doing half of the work with raising her kids,” Angela says.

She reveals that octuplets are all still crammed into one bedroom. And while Nadya has a full-time live in nanny, Angela says, “Its crazy, there are always babies crying, kids writing on the wall, everyone running around.”

The future is filled with uncertainty and worries Angela greatly. “It’s scares me,” she said. “Nadya’s 34  years old and still financially dependent on her parents. I don’t know how she’s going  to manage to feed them and if she loses her house because she can’t pay the bills, I don’t know where she’ll live – I don’t have any room for them.”



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