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Octuplet Mom's Ex: We Split Because We Couldn't Have Kids
Tuesday March 3, 2009

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Nadya Suleman continues to stir up controversy as she runs errands on March 2, 2009 in Whittier, CA.
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Marcos Gutierrez is opening up about his ex Nadya Suleman, whom he was wed to from 1996 to 2008.

"They are not my kids, but I wish her the best," Gutierrez told Inside Edition Tuesday.

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The couple separated in 2000 because they were unable to conceive children together, he says, and he filed for divorce in 2006. Dennis Beaudoin has since come forward claiming he is the sperm donor for all of Suleman's 14 children, which she denies.

"I still want her to be happy," Gutierrez continued. "Happiness for her is to have all these kids."

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Gutierrez -- who is currently remarried with two children of his own -- says Suleman is "not a bad person. She's a great person with a great heart."

And despite having been under investigation by the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services before giving birth to the octuplets, her ex says, "I think she's going to be a great mother."

But he doesn't think it's going to be easy for the single mom -- who currently supports her family on food stamps and disability checks -- to raise 14 kids solo.

"Right now, she has to seek a lot of help...this position is going to be hard for her on her own," he said.

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