Octuplet Mom Signs $250K Reality TV Deal

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2009 5:08 AM CDT
Nadya Suleman, the mother of octuplets, is shown leaving her mother's home in Whittier, Calif. earlier this year.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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(Newser) – Nadya Suleman's 14 kids will be paid $250 a day for starring in a reality show under a deal she signed yesterday, E! Online reports. The octuplets and her six other children will earn a total of $250,000 for 71 days of shooting over three years under the contract with European production company Eyeworks, makers of Breaking Bonaduce and The Biggest Loser.

Under the contract, 15% of the kids' earnings will be placed in a trust account that they won't be able to access until they either turn 18 or become legally emancipated. Filming is due to begin September 1 but a judge will need to approve the contract first because of the children's ages. Suleman's oldest is 7 years old and the octuplets are 7 months.