Nadya Suleman’s eight youngest children will turn 14 this week – the children are Nariyah, Isaiah, Maliyah, Jeremiah, Noah, Josiah, Jonah and Makai.
The 47-year-old single parent, better known as Octomom, took her kids out for a fun day of kart racing at K1 Speed in Orange County, California, followed by a pizza lunch to celebrate.
The kids also held up gold Mylar balloons that read BIRTHDAY as they posed outside for the camera while dressed.
The tabloid fixture has six other children, who were not in the picture, making her a mother of 14.
Fun for the kids: Nadya Suleman’s eight youngest children turn 14 this week – the kids are Nariyah, Isaiah, Maliyah, Jeremiah, Noah, Josiah, Jonah and Makai
Suleman glowed with pride as she wore a wintry outfit consisting of a maroon turtleneck and black slacks with her raven black hair in a braided ponytail.
The star – who also goes by Natalie Suleman – held a bouquet of shiny silver-grey balloons high above her head.
The Fullerton, California native posed with all eight of her kids as they celebrated their 14th birthdays before hopping into a go-kart to race around a track with her little ones.
The kids, all dressed casually for the fun afternoon, held little gold Mylar balloons that spelled BIRTHDAY in capital letters.
All eight: The 47-year-old single parent, better known as Octomom, took her kids out for a fun day of kart racing at K1 Speed in Orange County, California, followed by a pizza lunch to celebrate
She was a regular on the red carpet at events: here is the star seen in Los Angeles in 2011 on Celebrity Fight Night
They were seen driving their go-karts with helmets on for safety.
The K1 Speed go-kart facility is located in Orange County in Southern California. K1 Speed is a California company that operates go-kart tracks. The company was co-founded in 2003. There are several locations in California.
Kart racing is a motorsport involving open-wheeled, four-wheeled vehicles known as go-karts or shifter karts.
They are usually run on smaller circuits, although some professional kart races are also held on full motor racing circuits.
Mum in the middle: Suleman glowed with pride as she wore a wintry outfit consisting of a maroon turtleneck and black slacks with her raven black hair worn in a braided ponytail
After they drove the go-carts around, the mother treated all eight children to a pizza lunch.
The Los Angeles native first rose to fame in 2009 when she welcomed octuplets after already having six children at home.
In 2001, Suleman gave birth to her first child, a son. In 2002 she gave birth to her first daughter.
Suleman continued IVF treatments, resulting in three more pregnancies (including fraternal twins) for a total of six children (four sons, two daughters).
Then she had her octuplets.
So Many Winners: K1 Speed is a California company that operates go-kart tracks. The company was co-founded in 2003 by American racing driver Boris Said and Susan Danglard
It’s time to jump: all the kids smiled as they had fun jumping off the platforms labeled 1, 2 and 3
She is raising all 14 children in a three-bedroom house in Orange Country, California.
Last year during their 13th birthday, she had some kind words for the little ones.
“You are all growing into some of the most kind, humble, grateful and loving people I have ever known,” she added.
She then shared, “You all have rare and unique characteristics and are unlike any other kid your age, especially in our current society.”
Ready to roll: Four of the eight kids fitted their helmets with the eye shields up
In action: The K1 Speed website claims, ‘We are committed to providing our guests with an authentic racing experience, and we are confident that you will not be disappointed!’
She added, “Words cannot express how grateful I am to be your mother. You have all blessed my life immensely and I thank God daily for trusting me to care for you, shape your lives and influence you all.”
Having as many as 14 children was not intentional, she has said in the past.
The reality TV star said she never intended to have so many and was “tricked” by her doctor.
The single mother told The New York Times in December 2018 that her doctor made her think she was only going to have twins. Eventually she had eight children.
She sure can drive: Here, Nadya can be seen spinning her go-kart while wearing her helmet over her braid
The star welcomed octuplets in 2009. She said Dr. Michael Kamrava, who has since lost his medical license and moved out of the United States, the reason is because she has so many children, she says.
“I was misled by my doctor,” Suleman claimed. She thought she would only have two children.
But Kamrava implanted 12 embryos. “He told me we lost six embryos, he said they were removed from me and that’s why he wanted to implant six more embryos,” Suleman claimed.
It was also alleged that she was already drugged and wasn’t quite into it when it all went down.
Kamrava’s friend Rabbi David Shofet told the Times: “He told me he suggested she not keep them all, but she said no.”
Her mini-me kids: The star is seen here about a decade ago posing at home with 11 of her 14 kids
Another group photo: She said in 2011, “Mother’s Day can be an emotionally painful day for many. I feel your sadness. During the six years of infertility (including miscarriages) I struggled with nearly 25 years ago, I believed that God would never bless me with children.”
Suleman began IVF treatments in 1997 when she was 21 years old.
Also in the Times interview, Nadya said she didn’t want any secrets from her 14 children: “We talk about everything,” she said.
And the star’s daughter, Amerah, has nothing but good to say about her mom: “She’s been fighting for our family for 10 years now. No matter what, she’ll never give up and I know it.’
Her son Joshua told The Times that having so many siblings has its perks. He said they enjoy having so many siblings. “Some of my friends don’t have siblings, so they want to know what it’s like. It’s nice to have someone to play with, but it can be overwhelming at times.”