LOS ANGELES (AP) — Financial struggles have led “Octomom” Nadya Suleman to pose semi-nude in photographs to run alongside a paid interview in a British magazine, her attorney said Tuesday.

With 14 children to care for, Suleman can’t hold down a regular job to pay bills, lawyer Jeff Czech said.

“She’s not doing well. She’s struggling financially and she does whatever she can,” Czech told The Associated Press.

In photos posted to TMZ.com and published in Britain’s Closer magazine, Suleman wears panties and little else.

In an interview with TMZ’s television show, Suleman said she didn’t expect the photos to reach American readers so quickly, but she’s not ashamed of posing for the magazine.

“I’m doing what I need to do to take care of my kids,” Suleman said.

Czech declined to disclose how much Suleman was paid for the photo shoot and interview but TMZ said it was $10,000.

When Suleman gave birth to octuplets in 2009, she was an unemployed single mother who already had six other children. All her children were conceived through in vitro fertility treatments.

Her octuplets are the world’s longest-surviving set.

Since the birth, she has cut deals with media outlets and posed in tabloid photo spreads to earn a living. She has promoted spaying and neutering for an animal rights group and gotten beat up in a celebrity boxing match.

In 2009, Suleman declined a million-dollar offer to appear in pornography.

Last year, she told Oprah Winfrey she was addicted to having children and called herself stupid for her financial problems.

Comments (6)
  1. Bonnie says:

    Oh please !!! do the pornograpy Mom you have 14 kids to take care of and if my own kids were going hungry I would do it also

    1. 0x539 says:

      Wow, Bonnie- you’re a total idiot!

    2. Yes says:

      There’s nothing wrong with porn, “0+539” is just frigid…………

  2. BusyMom says:

    I was just thinking, well more power to her. BUT Then I went to TMZ to see the pics. She looks HORRIBLE, I mean really, really terrible. Yikes. She is just embarrassing herself, over and over again. I have a large family of 10 including my husband and I – and we manage full time jobs plus community involvement, school activities, etc. Can someone explain why she can’t get a real job and care for her family? That’s such BS.

    1. lue says:

      Before I respond to your irrational thinking, let me say this: I don’t think OctoMom should have used fertility treatment to have kids and if she is addicted to having kids, being pregnang, whatever – she needs treatment. Now here me out…

      There could be dozens of reasons why she can’t get a “real job” to care for her family. The jobs that would actually support her large brood offer a salary of at least $25/hour plus benefits. She would probably need a degree in business or something to qualify for those jobs and she may not have any degrees. I don’t. I had to use the “welfare to work” program to get to where I am. I’m not saying she’s stupid, because I’m not stupid; but if you don’t have the qualifications and paperwork, you don’t apply for those jobs. McDonald’s or Burger King won’t hire her because she is high profile in the news, besides minimum wage will not support her family at all and they won’t offer the benefits she needs for growing kids; and she would pay more in childcare than she is earning flipping burgers.

      She is doing the best she can and I applaud her for that. I pray she never feels the need to have to sell her body to care for her children. I wouldn’t want anyone to do that.

      I hope you start thinking a little harder with your own head and realize not all of us are out to get the system (whatever that is) and that we are just trying to do what’s right for our family…unfortunately, it is sometimes demeaning. Good luck OctoMom, you can do it!!

      1. Yes says:

        Well said………..

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