After famously telling Life & Style magazine that she would “absolutely not” do a reality TV show about her life or the lives of her children, Nadya Octomom Suleman confirms to L&S that she has signed on to do a TV show after all. Suleman makes a point to clarify that her TV show will not be a reality TV show but, instead, a sort of documentary that will follow her children’s lives up until the age of 18. But really, aren’t documentaries (at the heart of it all) really just fancy reality TV shows?
After weeks of speculation, Nadya Suleman confirms to Life & Style exclusively that she will be doing a television show with her 14 children! “Yes, it is official. I’m going to be doing a show, but it’s not a reality show,” Nadya tells Life & Style. “What I’m doing with this TV show is basically creating documentaries about the lives of my children. It’s going to be an ongoing thing, and it will follow them from now until they are 18. It’s being done by Eyeworks; they’re in the UK. It will air in the UK and then we’ll see if the US is interested.” Nadya adds that the documentary style of the show won’t infringe on her family’s privacy: “The producers will come here to film six times a year. They’ll come by and take some footage and then they’ll go. They won’t be invading my life or my children’s lives.” Plus, the filming will help this busy mom remember the important milestones for her children. “It will give me the opportunity to have incredible home movies that, believe me, I don’t have the time to make myself. Having this documentary crew allows me to focus on raising my children and still have great movies of them.”
You gotta hand it to the lady, she does know how to work things out in the manner that best benefits her. By signing on for this TV deal, she can say that she is not doing a reality TV show and still get her reality-like TV show. Additionally, she gets a professional production company to film her crazy life for her … footage that will, no doubt, be sold every place possible so as to maximize her monetary gain. It’s almost as if she’s squeezing her babies for every penny she can get. Now that the 8th baby has been released from the hospital and is in her care, there’s no reason why production of her new show can’t get underway immediately. I weep for those poor babies.