LOS ANGELES – The Southern California mother of octuplets said in a video posted online Wednesday that she — not her parents — is paying for the four-bedroom, three-bath home where she plans to raise her brood.
In the video posted on RadarOnline.com, Nadya Suleman disputed earlier remarks by the house's listing agent, who said her father was buying the home.
Prudential Realty listing agent Mike Patel confirmed Wednesday that the home's title was made in the name of Ed Doud, who is Suleman's father. Patel also said the house was being bought, not leased.
In the video, Suleman said she made the initial payment on the house and that she was leasing with an option to buy. Her parents, she said, "had nothing to do with it."
Suleman's lawyer, Jeff Czech, did not return calls from The Associated Press seeking clarification.
Suleman made her remarks during a recorded walkthrough of the 2,583-square-foot house in La Habra, about 20 miles east of Los Angeles, where she intends to live with the octuplets and her six other children.
The four-bedroom, three-bath home was listed for $564,900.
Suleman said she is paying for the house with money from "opportunities" she has selected, but did not elaborate on what they were.
She also said she had been hoping to receive some donations to support the children's care, through the non-profit organization Angels in Waiting, but no donations have been made.
Suleman gave birth to the octuplets on Jan. 26. They were born nine weeks premature and are the world's longest-surviving set of octuplets.
Suleman said in the video that all but two were healthy enough to leave the hospital and that they would be released two at a time after hospital officials inspect the new home.