Octomom Nadya Suleman files for bankruptcy

By Gabriele J. Dow,

Nadya Suleman, who gave birth to octuplets in 2009 and is now known in the media as Octomom, filed for bankruptcy on Monday in an attempt to start fresh financially.

The chapter seven bankruptcy that she is looking to file will insure that all income goes toward her children instead of creditors, to whom she owes about $1 million.

"I have had to make some very difficult decisions this year, and filing Chapter 7 was one of them," Suleman, 36, said, according to the Orange County Register. "But I have to do what is best for my children, and I need a fresh start."

She reported about $50,000 in assets, which means she potentially owes 20 times more than she has.

Her list of creditors currently includes the city of La Habra’s water department, DirectTV, Whitter Christian School, Verizon Wireless and the Department of Motor Vehicles, among others.

She has also put Amer Haddadin, the owner of the home she currently lives in, in financial trouble when she fell 11 months behind on her rent payments, which put him behind in mortgage payments, so much so that the home is now set to be up for foreclosure.

Suleman went on welfare at the beginning of April, and has been struggling for quite some time.

"I'm staying strong," Suleman told the Huffington Post. "This is something I had to do because I have made poor decisions. I have regrets but can't focus on them, I have to focus on moving forward. I have been dancing around all day with my kids. They have no idea about what is going on."

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