Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Americans Don't Want to Be OctoMom's OC Neighbor

LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

An annual end-of-the-year poll puts Orange County "OctoMom" Nadya Suleman at the top of a bittersweet heap. The real estate Zillow's users voted the mother of 14, including those octuplets born in early 2009, as the "worst neighbor" in America, edging out second-place "winners" Jon and Kate Gosselin with their brood and tabloid brouhaha, according to the OC Register.

The poll asks users to rate which celebrity they'd "least want next door," and with a year of hectic activity--first at her more modest digs in Whittier, where neighbors were relieved to hear in the weeks after her record-making delivery of the eight babies she would be moving out, then at her roomier new La Habra home--it's no wonder.

Suleman's actual neighbors have had to deal with a barrage of official visits and police calls to her home, as well as the throng of media descending on the area to chart her movement and that of her newborns and older children. (It cost the La Habra PD over $4,000 to "help" Suleman after she moved in, by the way.)

Who else did Americans not want to live next to?