A Conversation with Nadya Suleman
Nadya: It is not at the moment. I have been consistent in paying the mortgage. And I'm considering, because the mortgage is high, I must secure some type of revenue to continue paying it. Within a month, I have a friend who's offering to loan me some money until I get a little bit more secure in regard to it.
Oprah: Has this experience shown you who your real friends are?
Nadya: Absolutely. That's a fascinating question. Unfortunately, in the beginning, acquaintances were flocking to the center like starving geese. They liked the limelight. I did not. I was shying my best away from all of it and trying my best to protect my kids. But I have many trust issues that I need to work on throughout the day every day and for the rest of my life because I do not want to project that onto my children.
Oprah: So you're telling us you don't like all the attention.
Nadya: No, I do not. My children don't either. And they act out, especially my older ones. They will act out. And they sometimes do not have the words to convey: 'Mom, we don't want this. We don't want these cameras.' So they will act out. That is sending me a message: Keep them away; protect them.