Update 7/8: Watch the interview on TODAY:
Previous post: Studio 1A is going to get a tad crowded this coming Friday. That’s when “Octomom” Nadya Suleman will sit down with TODAY’s Ann Curry and give her first-ever live in-studio interview with her octuplets.
Bear in mind that the octuplets are now two and a half years old. Who’s going to help their mom keep all eight toddlers under control on live television? Well, Suleman also plans to have her two oldest children, Elijah, 11 and Amerah, 10, on hand during Friday’s interview.
What’s more, Amy Robach talked to Suleman and all 14 of her children in their first at-home interview since the octuplets were infants. Suleman gave Robach an up-close look into her La Habra, Calif., home, which has visibly deteriorated, and revealed what their life is like in the house. She opened up about what it’s like to raise her children alone, how she feels about men and dating, and what she wants for her future.
“I don't want to undo 14 kids,” Suleman told Robach. “I love every single one of my children. I will for the rest of my life. I will die for them. Everything I do, any kind of work, any kind of money I generate – where does it go? It goes into their mouths or it goes into the house or it goes into their school.”
Suleman also talked frankly about some of the challenges she faces as a parent.
“My job as a responsible parent is to constantly protect them,” she told Robach. “And unfortunately, as a result of hundreds of death threats that I started to receive over two years ago, directed towards me and my kids, it started to boil and bubble into panic attacks. So starting last summer about a year ago, I started having panic attacks, and I didn't want to leave the house. I'd go to the market, and I couldn't leave the car.”
Tune in to TODAY Friday to catch the full interview.