Los Angeles, CA — Denis Beaudoin, the man purported to be the sperm donor to Nadya Suleman, appeared on Good Morning America Monday morning and told interviewer Chris Cuomo that he donated his sperm three times to Suleman without asking questions because he was young and in love.
Beaudoin said he decided to come forward and talk to the media because he knew his name would eventually surface as the potential father. He said with all the publicity swirling around Suleman, he wanted to tell his story first.
Beaudoin, who acknowledged that he had dated Suleman from 1997 to 1999, said Suleman told him that she had ovarian cancer and was unable to conceive without the help of a doctor. He thought it was “out of the ordinary” when Suleman asked him to donate. “But I cared about her so much. And I mean, we were in love. I mean, I loved Nadya very much,” said Beaudoin, who has since married and has two sons.
The businessman said that during the time he was seeing Suleman, he thought that he and Suleman would be “starting a family” at some point.
“She was a lot of fun to be around,” recalls Beaudoin, who said that his friends nicknamed Suleman “Giggles” for her infectious laugh. “Just her whole bubbly personality was really, really cool.”
But Beaudoin said he barely recognizes the woman who was once his girlfriend.
“She looks different, sounds different. You know, it’s just not the Nadya I remember,” he noted.
Beaudoin said he was surprised when Suleman, nicknamed “octumom” by the media, gave birth to 14 children. “The Nadya that I knew, it never came up to have such a huge family. It was just an urge to have a child because she was not able to,” Beaudoin recalled.
Beaudoin remembered that they had an amicable parting, but said he never heard anything more about Suleman undergoing in vitro fertilization or trying to become pregnant.
The ex-boyfriend said he was “shocked and surprised” when he first learned that Suleman had delivered octuplets on Jan. 23.
The mother has denied that Beaudoin is the father, but he said his multiple sperm donations are cause for a paternity test.
“It just seems like a lot of her statements that she’s made have been really inaccurate,” he stated.
Beaudoin said he wants a DNA test just to know the truth. Regardless of the children’s paternity, Beaudoin said he is willing to help the single mother of 14 raise the children because he does not believe she can handle it on her own.