Nadya suleman, better known as Octomom, was married once before becoming the mother of 14 children. The media personality was previously the wife of Marcos Gutierrez for over a decade, from 1996 to 2008. Despite their breakup, her ex still spoke of her with great respect in a post-breakup interview. Read on to learn more about Suleman’s ex-spouse.
Who is Octomom’s husband?
Suleman and Gutiérrez were married in 1996, but separated a few years later in 2000. They reportedly filed for divorce in 2006, and it was finalized in January 2008, according to Bernardino Superior Court records obtained by ABC News.
What is the father of your octuplets?
Gutiérrez rejected claims that he was the father of any of his 14 children in a rare interview he did in March 2009.
“She was my ex-wife,” he said. Indoor Edition. “They are not my children, but I wish him the best… I still want him to be happy. Happiness for her is having all these children. “
Gutiérrez said she still respected Suleman and her goals of being a mother, adding that she is a “great person with a big heart” following the arrival of her octuplets, Noah, Maliyah, Isaiah, Nariyah, Jeremiah, Jonah, Josiah and Makai. . , in January 2009. At that time, the Fullerton native was already a proud mother of six.
“Right now, she has to seek a lot of help,” he added in support of his ex-wife. “This position is going to be difficult for her alone.”
Did they struggle to have children of their own?
“I spent about seven years trying,” Suleman said. NBC News in February 2009 about her and Gutiérrez’s attempts to have a family before their separation, revealing that they had married when she was only 21 years old. “And through artificial insemination. And through medication. And all of which was unsuccessful. “
The same year that Suleman and Gutiérrez separated, she decided to take a different route by trying IVF and continuing with her plans without her ex. All of Suleman’s children were conceived using in vitro fertilization treatments provided by Beverly Hills physician Dr. Michael Kamrava.
What is Octomom doing now?
While he has remained out of the limelight for the most part, Suleman shares life updates and photos of his growing children on his active social media account. The 14-year-old mother posts a wide range of content on her page, including some of her vegan meals, workouts with her children, and plans to post a memoir in the future.
In June 2020, Suleman also addressed criticism for having so many children without the support of a partner.
“No one ‘needs’ children,” he replied in an Instagram comment. “I never planned to have octuplets (8 born simultaneously), although I wanted a big family (not THIS big hahaha) … hopefully someday you will see / read my true story.”