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'Octomom' Nadya Suleman wins reprieve; home auction delayed

May 7, 2012 | 10:53 am

Nadya Suleman"Octomom" Nadya Suleman won a reprieve Monday as the planned auction of her La Habra home was delayed for two weeks.

The four-bedroom, three-bath Orange County home was set to go to auction Monday, with Suleman and her 14 kids forced to find another place to live. She said she would not be homeless and would move in with friends temporarily.

But this morning, the auction company decided to postpone the sale bid for two weeks, according to the Orange County Register.

Suleman has been hit by several financial setbacks in the last week or so, including a bankruptcy filing.

"I don't think you can get farther, deeper down into the rock bottom than we are at this point,” Suleman told HLN in an interview. “[My kids] are healthy [and] safe. They don't feel it. I do. All the weight is on my shoulders.… We cannot afford our home at this present time.”

In filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in Orange County Superior Court on Monday, Suleman said in court papers that her debts could approach $1 million.

In court documents reviewed by the Register, Suleman said she had $50,000 in assets and up to $1 million in debts. She reported she owes more than $30,000 in back payments on her home.

"I have had to make some very difficult decisions this year, and filing Chapter 7 was one of them," Suleman said in a statement released by her spokeswoman. "But I have to do what is best for my children, and I need a fresh start."

Her La Habra home could be auctioned off and Suleman and her 14 children, including the octuplets for whom she received her nickname, could face eviction if the house is sold.

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— A Times staff writer

Photo: Nadya Suleman. Credit: Gabriel Bouys / AFP / Getty Images

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