A DAD who welcomed 21 surrogate babies in a year already had nine kids from previous relationships – with his eldest a decade older than his current wife.
Kristina Ozturk, 24, from Batumi, Georgia, recently hit headlines for paying £143,000 (€168,000) to surrogates in just over a year, in her quest for up to 105 babies.
The ever-expanding family is funded by her millionaire Turkish businessman husband Galip, 57, who is actually a dad-of-30.
In an interview with Forbes last year, the dad revealed: “Indeed, I have nine children, but they all live and work in Turkey.
“My youngest is 12 years old, and my eldest is 34 years of age. Even my 12-year-old son works, selling vegetables and eggs.
“My sons and daughters help me manage my companies. With time, they are getting better and better at their jobs.
“They have the energy of the youth. Some of them are in the tourist business, while others are active in the financial sector. They all work.”
INSIDE KRISTINA & GALIP’S RELATIONSHIP
Kristina, who’s originally from Russia, met Galip when she visited Batumi on her first ever trip abroad.
Like Galip, she has a child from a previous relationship – a six-year-old called Victoria, who does live with them.
The couple welcomed their first baby via surrogate, a little boy called Mustafa, in March last year – and they haven’t stopped since.
Kristina previously told Fabulous: “I’ve dreamed about this since childhood. My husband also dreamed about having a big, happy family. So after we met, we started to put our dream into action.”
Kristina and Galip, who pay their surrogates €8,000 (£7,700) per pregnancy, also employ 16 full-time nannies on a salary of $500 (£350) each per month.
The nannies work a rolling schedule of four days on, two days off and all live-in, with bedrooms near the kids. They also have their own kitchen where they can order food.
The family get through 20 large packages of nappies every week and 53 packs of baby formula.
Kristina says: “It costs about $5,000-$6,000 (£3,500-£4,200) per week for essentials for all the kids. Sometimes a little more, sometimes a bit less.
“The kids each have their own wardrobes, but sometimes they share clothes for photos.”
Their babies are Mustafa, 15 months; Mariam, 14 months; Ayrin, 14 months; Alisa, 14 months; Hasan, 13 months; Judi, 13 months; Harper, one; Teresa, one; Huseyin, one; Anna, 11 months; Isabella, 11 months; Ismail, 10 months; Mehmet, 10 months; Ahmet, 10 months; Ali, nine months; Kristina, nine months; Sara, eight months; Lokman, eight months; Galip, seven months; and Olivia, five months.
Kristina recently revealed she’d welcomed her 22nd biological child on Instagram, who’s name we don’t know.