Octomom: 'I Screwed Up My Life, Kids'
But 'I'll just have to retend I didn't,' says Suleman
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 5, 2009 4:13 AM CDT

(Newser) – Octomom Nadya Suleman admitted yesterday she "screwed up" when she plotted to wrangle sperm from a boyfriend to father her 14 children. "I screwed up my life, I screwed up my kids' lives," Suleman says on RadarOnline. "What the heck am I going to do? I have to pretend I don't regret it." She also admits now that she wanted the children's father in her life, though she initially insisted that he was only a friend happy to help with her pregnancies.

In fact, she coerced him into providing sperm and he was extremely upset that she continued to use it for more and more pregnancies. "He's probably angry and resentful," she adds. "I'm the ghost that's haunting his existence." Suleman said her older kids ask every day who their father is. She plans to reveal the father's identity to her oldest when he reaches 18.