The grandmother of almost month-old octuplets denies that her daughter, the babies' mother, went under the knife to look like one of Hollywood's most beautiful people -- Angelina Jolie.
In an exclusive interview with the grandmother, Angela Suleman, talks to Early Show co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez, about the media speculation that her daughter Nadya had plastic surgery to resemble Jolie.
"Did Nadya ever say that she admired Jolie or wanted to be like her?" Rodriguez asked.
"No. She never mentions celebrities. She's really not into that kind of thing. People think that she, you know, admires her. But, I don't think so," Suleman said.
"People say that she even had plastic surgery to look like her," Rodriguez added.
"I don't think so. No. No, I don't think she ever did. She gained 130 pounds. So that makes a difference in the facial features, in her wherever, you know, when you gain 130 pounds, goodness, I'd hate (she laughed) this to happen to me. I probably would change a lot, too," Suleman said.
"Tell me about the sperm donor. How did she meet him?" Rodriguez asked.
"They were just friends. And she's a very persuasive, well-spoken young woman. And somehow she must have talked him into it," said Suleman.
"Has she been in contact with him since the babies were born?" Rodriguez asked.
"I'm sure she may have spoken with him," Suleman said.
According to Suleman, at this point, the sperm donor isn't a part of Nadya's other six children's lives, but she would like to see him be a part of all their lives.
"Every child needs a father. But my daughter wanted to raise these children by herself. So that, I think, is a kind of a little selfish act. I don't know why she would not have a father, the father of these children in her life. I don't," Suleman said.
"Do you think he was paid for the sperm?" Rodriguez asked.
"I don't know. She's so persuasive. I doubt that she had to pay (she laughed) for anything really. She's a very convincing person," Suleman said.
"What would you like to see happen to your daughter?" Rodriguez asked.
"I would like to somehow get enough money to get a house for these babies, but you know, she starts working, she won't be able to take care of them because then it's up to me and I would like start living a little too," Suleman admitted.
"Do you see yourself as sort of a victim of something?" Rodriguez asked.
"No. I'm not a victim because I can just get up and go. And I think I'm gonna do this very soon. I'm gonna go visit my sister in Europe and my friends and just live it up a little," Suleman said.
"Do you think these kids are victims?" Rodriguez asked.
"Not really. You know, they are really very happy children. They're very happy. They love their grandma and their mommy. And, you know, I think love is the main thing here. When they know they're loved, things will work out. They'll be normal," Suleman said.
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