Nadya Suleman’s mom still living in trashed home four months after the kids left

In February, Radar Online posted a video featuring footage inside the three bedroom, one bath home that Octomom Nadya Suleman was sharing with her parents and six children at the time. (The octuplets were still in the hospital at that point.) The home was cluttered and messy, without much storage and with clothes and toys strewn around. It wasn’t awful, and it looked like you might expect for such a small space with so many young children.

The messy state of the home didn’t seem to matter much since it was in foreclosure and was on the brink of being auctioned off. I kind of assumed they would get their stuff, get out, and let the bank deal with the damage. Nadya moved to a 1/2 million dollar, 2,8000 square foot home in March. She told US Weekly that the fact that her parents’ home was being seized wasn’t her problem. She said “That’s up to my mom. She’s dealing with that.” Nadya lived with her parents and got free housing and childcare at least for a few months. (Reports vary, and Nadya claims she only lived with her parents while she was in the hospital, but the woman often lies through her teeth.) By many reports Nadya didn’t pay any household bills. The fact that she was moving out without trying to help save the home seemed callous to say the least.

Nadya’s mom Angela and her ex husband, Nadya’s dad Ed Doud, still live in that small bungalow in Wittier, California where they once cared for six grandchildren. Angela has an upcoming interview with In Touch in which she reveals that her daughter and the kids trashed the place and left tons of junk there. In Touch and Bauer-griffin have the photos and it looks just as bad, if not worse, as when the kids were living there. Angela gives the priceless excuse that she’s not cleaning up because it’s not her mess and she has “a bad back.” (Nadya Suleman collected over $165,000 in disability for a “bad back” from 2002-2008.)

Where there’s a group of kids, there’s bound to be chaos. But nothing prepared Angela Suleman — mother of “Octo-mom” Nadya Suleman — for the destruction caused by Nadya and her 14 children, who left her home wrecked and her life in ruins. Angela invited Life & Style reporter Rachel Teitelbaum to her Whittier, Calif., house on July 9 to see the damage for herself. There, in an exclusive interview, Angela opened up about the emotional — and financial — pain Nadya and her family have caused her. “My house is in shambles,” Angela says. I’m so disappointed.”

The smell of sour milk from an old spill permeates the air throughout Angela’s modest three-bedroom home. In the living room, clothing, books, toys and papers are scattered everywhere. Doorways are scratched, the walls are covered with crayon and there’s Silly String on the ceiling. The sofa is torn and full of holes. The bedrooms, bathrooms, yard and garage are in equally disastrous shape. The entire mess, says Angela, stems from a 2-month period beginning in late 2008 when she cared for her daughter’s six older children while Nadya was in the hospital getting ready to have her octuplets. After the babies were born and released from the hospital, Nadya brought them back to Angela’s home, where Nadya stayed until her house — a brand-new 2,500-square-foot four-bedroom abode — was completed.

Angela doesn’t seem to think the kids, who ranged in age from 2 to 7 at the time, were the problem. Instead, she blames Nadya for not teaching them how to behave. “There isn’t much discipline, unfortunately,” Angela says. “Half the time, she didn’t know what they were doing.” When Nadya finally moved out, she left the home in tatters for her mother to deal with. “Everything here could eventually be cleaned up,” Angela notes. “But I’m an old lady with a bad back. I’m not cleaning up after them.”

For more photos of Angela’s trashed home, pick up this week’s issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now.

[From Life and Style]

Damn this woman for making me defend Octomom, but it’s not Nadya’s fault that the kitchen table has bills piled all over it, that there’s still clutter all over the home, and that the kitchen and bathroom are so messy. The woman is incapable of organizing her home. Yes, Nadya should have cleaned up her junk and repaired the damage her kids left, but it’s doubtful that house was ever in order. Take a trash bag and sweep the little things away. Go to Target and buy some inexpensive storage pieces. I understand Angela being upset at Nadya for dumping her kids and garbage on her, but she could clean up some of it. Instead she’s playing the wounded victim and refusing to even do even a small amount. I guess we know where Nadya gets her conniving, self-centered personality. This woman is so bitter that she’d rather hold on to a grudge and live in a trashed home than lift a finger to clean up after herself. Maybe she’s just looking for excuses, just like her daughter.

In Touch will have many more photos in their issue this week. These are just a sample, thanks to Bauer-Griffin. I’m including a photo of the bathroom, because there’s no excuse for the way that towel is hung and all the products that are scattered on the counter. Did Nadya’s mom leave the towel hanging there like that for four months because her daughter didn’t hang it up right? Please.

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  1. YT says:

    Angela can’t deal with it. She is depressed and everything that has happened topped off by a wrecked home is overwhelming.

    At least Nadya’s back does not interfere with her shopping sprees. She likes to tote all those filled shopping bags.

  2. DD says:

    I see the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Here’s Nadia’s mom trying to exploit her situation as well.

  3. Joey says:

    The entire family is trash, with OctoFraud being the Queen Mooch.

  4. Bellatrix says:

    Who’s Natalie? I’m lost. Is that some kind of American expression I am not familiar with? Or is Nadya’s real name/nickname Natalie?

  5. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Who’s Natalie?

  6. lilred says:

    Seriously who the hell would want to live in filth…If you can’t clean it yourself because you have a “bad back” frickin hire someone to clean for you. Damn try 1-800- mollymaid.

  7. Celebitchy says:

    Nadya! I will change that sorry. I’m tired.

  8. Lem says:

    the towel? oh-uh what’s wrong with the towel?

    get over yourself and clean it up already. Lets not pretend Octo Crazy is going to come back and clean it

    Does that bathroom photo looked staged to you? The mirror is clean. The counter appears to be clean. Then bottles are piled on and a towel thrown in the sink. (oh that towel?)

  9. Risa says:

    Also, in your writing you put 2,8000… and the article says 2,500… lol its okay its early in the morning yet!! (here anyways!!)

  10. Firestarter says:

    While I don’t condone people living in filth, I do think that it is reprehensible that Octomom lived with her mother for ages and did not even bother to try and help her mother clean the place.

    On the flip side, it is her fault for allowing her daughter to get away with everything that she did for as long as she did.

    The whole bunch of them are white trash and should all be ashamed of themselves.

  11. Celebitchy says:

    @Risa I got the 2,800 square foot thing from an earlier article. Oh well. It’s between the two. 😉

  12. Green Is Good says:

    Holy White Trash Batman!

    Bad back my ass. That’s how Octopussy got her fat disability pay out.

    The apple doesn’t fall far from the scumbag.

  13. Roma says:

    I say, at least the towel is hung up.

  14. Obvious says:

    Angela may be at fault for letting her daughter get away with it, but they supported they’re daughter. The leaft octo-beast could have done was pay someone to clean the house and repair the damage since she was letting the house get foreclosed on-and don’t tell me she didn’t have money. The cow is rolling in it these days with all that lovely exploitation of her children.

    Your remember the story about one of the older children chasing Angela around with a knife/scissors (i don’t remember)and Octo-hag did nothing. She was too scared???

    And we’re letting her keep these children? they will all be hideous monsters by their teenage years. good going octo-witch.

  15. valupack says:

    That look on her face is priceless-A pouty child who raised a worthless daughter who now has 14 kids she can’t handle…..and the cycle continues

  16. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Hmm, I’ve got a bad back, lots of permanent soft tissue damage and a limp from being on the receiving end of some vehicular negligence why I was in my teens. Cleaning can be quite difficult, and the fact that I’m barely five feet tall compounds the inconvenience.

    This is why a bought a stool and Robax.

    Problem solved.

    Blergh. The apple doesn’t rot from the tree.

  17. Hannah says:

    Um, I don’t get it. I thought it was going to be one of those houses you see that you can’t walk in.

    That could get tidied in just an hour or two. Maybe she should get off her bum.

  18. Cinderella says:

    For godsake, just send Niecy Nash and Clean House over there and be done with it. After that, she’s on her own!

  19. Lee says:

    I’m not a Nadia fan by any means, but how can you blame her for a mess that hasn’t been cleaned when she’s been gone for months? This woman and her husband have been living there, have they just been carefully cleaning up after themselves, so the mess she left would stay intact?

    I’ve had family members stay with me that were absolute pigs, and the day they left, I scrubbed my house top to bottom because I absolutely could not live that way.

    She has a bad back, so what? She can’t clean off a counter? Or do a few loads of laundry?

  20. OXA says:

    The poor woman is overwhelmed and depressed and that can cause emotional paralasis. Sbe needs a little help to get to a point so she can see clearly an end to the chaos. Get some friends to come over to help, bring lots of trash bags and boxes toss or donate anything that does not belong to her personally and get rid of it. That should make a big difference, they will be able to clean, shampoo the carpets, furniture and fix holes in walls to paint if needed.

  21. tasteT says:

    That woman needs a free clean up–she is probably terrified of Octopussy coming back to claim some of that junk and her grandson may get mad and try to stab her again. 🙂

    ok, seriously–she needs ssomeone to do a overhaul, one of those huge garbage bins from the city..if she throws something of the kid’s out then tough cookie.

    I am sure since Octo-could talk she has been a horrible problem for her fragile mom..Octo is ALWAYS right with her crazy thinking.

    Society takes care of crazy and the pups and forgets about the elderly.

    JMO, I hate disrespectful kids…move away if you don’t get along w/your parents–not lay up and multiply..

    forget it, its all too damn horrible!

    All of her good years went to Octopussy and them pups.

  22. lc says:

    If your rug-rats destroy someone’s home, you have an obligation to compensate for it. There’s nothing I loath more than parents who feel that because parenting is difficult, the rest of the world owes it to them to help out by cleaning up after/babysitting their kids. You wanted them – you raise them.

    Octomom can afford a gigantic house and an army of nannies. You’re telling me she can’t afford the one-time cost of a cleaning service? Especially to help out her elderly mother, who took care of half the child-army while the other half was being born?

  23. ariana says:

    poor lady, she supports her daughter with the first 500 and dumps her and leaves her a wrecked house after the next 100, people like that have a one way ticket to Hell

  24. Legend says:

    Best idea ever Cinderella. That would make a great episode.

  25. The Domestic Goddess says:

    Here here Legend and Cinderella.

    I too am loathe to defend Nadya/Natalie however one look at the mother’s face and as has already been said, wow the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. That she would permit this situation to be publicized only makes her appear in negative light. If that is how she continues to live then we can understand how Nadya/Natalie has ended up as she has. I hope that God, the faeries and all positive energies are shining on those 14 children to protect them from this familial history!

  26. Ashley says:

    I’m not even going to comment on this story as everyone has already said it. I mean sheets on the windows? Instead of complaining about it she just needs to throw all of that stuff away.

    I will say I don’t think 4 bedrooms is enough for 14 kids. If she really cared she’d move to another state where home prices aren’t as much and get more room. I know where I live (TX) that much money could buy you a mansion with land and 10 bedrooms or whatever.

    But then again I guess Caliornia’s the only state stupid enough to pay for this leech.

  27. nj says:

    The decent thing would have been for Octo to pay a cleaning service to take care of the mess. But that didn’t happen and it is foolish to expect anything classy from Octo so just toss the stuff, sell the house, get a nice new little condo and write that beeotch off.

  28. Mary Jane says:

    MY OCD would ne’er allow me to live like this but I don’t think the house is really all that bad… open the windows and air the joint out, put your paperwork in a file, throw out the clutter and vacuum.

  29. Nebraska says:

    The bad back excuse from Nadya doesn’t jive with me. A buddy of mine broke his back in three places (thank the Great Spirit and the phemomenal medical staff he wasn’t paralyzed) and through the pain he goes out to work 6 days a week to support his family.