Yes that paragon of maturity and stable thinking known as the “Octomom” has signed an agreement to make her 14 children stars of a reality TV show in Europe:
Film crews will not follow Suleman and her children 24 hours a day, but will document certain milestones, such as birthdays and special events, her lawyer said earlier.
The court documents say Suleman’s children, who are up to eight years old, will collectively earn $125,000 for 36 days of shooting in the first year of production, $75,000 for 21 days in the second year, and $50,000 for 14 days in the third year.
The contract specifies that 15% of the income will be placed in a trust fund that the children will only be able access at age 18, as required by California law.
Well if the kids are getting 15% of it in a trust then that’s not as bad as I thought it would be. Still it’s gotta be hard enough to be part of a big family as it is without your crazy mother putting you on TV.