The man once married to "Octomom" Nadya Suleman is breaking his silence about their life together. "She was my ex-wife and I wish her the best."
Octomom's ex is breaking his silence for the first time, Marcos Gutierrez said he and Nayda dreamed of having children when they got married in 1996. However, the couple separated in 2000, though they were still legally married until 2008.
Gutierrez says none of her 14 children are his.
"They are not my kids, but she's a great mother because she cares a lot for her children. She cares a lot. Unfortunately, she is in this position right now ... she is going to need a lot of help," Gutierrez tells INSIDE EDITION in an exclusive interview.
Their marriage collapsed after attempts to start a family failed. Suleman was desperate and wanted to try in-vitro fertilization. But test-tube babies were a turn-off for Gutierrez and he refused.
He was stunned when he learned that the woman who once couldn't have children now had so many. "I was amazed by it," he says. "Eight babies is a lot to handle."
He says the most controversial mom in America deserves support. "I'm not quite sure that she's going to get that support. That's all. We're still good friends and that's what friends are for."
However, just today new questions are being raised regarding Suleman's parenting skills. While she was pregnant with her eight babies, she was investigated by the Department of Children and Family Services after a neighbor claimed her six other children were hungry and dirty. Officials concluded the allegations were unfounded.
Records show a disturbing eight 911 calls were made from her home in the last year.
In one 911 call, she reported her 5-year-old son missing; he was later found a block away.
Gutierrez, a produce manager, has remarried and now has two children of his own. He says he's happy his ex-wife has achieved her dream of having a super-sized family. "I still want her to be happy. If happiness for her is to have all [these] kids...she's a great person with a great heart."
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