Sofia Vergara’s Embryo Battle

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Recently, Modern Family star Sofia Vergara’s ex fiancé Nick Loeb filed a lawsuit claiming that he wanted to try to prevent the embryos that the couple had produced while together from being destroyed. Loeb originally filed the lawsuit back in August and re-filed an amended version of the suit in April. According to the suit, Loeb wanted to save two cryopreserved human female embryos that were made with his sperm and Vergara’s eggs. The documents allege that Vergara “refuses to agree to the preservation under all circumstances.”

The couple started the process back in the spring of 2013 when they were engaged to be married and planned to attempt to have children with a surrogate. Unfortunately, the relationship ended before the embryos could be implanted.

Sofia’s attorneys have since released a statement about the lawsuit saying “Vergara has never wanted to destroy her embryos…Attached are consent forms that both Vergara and Loeb signed in November 2013. The highlighted paragraph clearly states that no unilateral action can be taken with regard to the embryos unless both parties consent. Vergara has never suggested that she wished to have the embryos destroyed. She has always maintained that they be kept frozen, a fact of which Loeb and his counsel have always been aware, despite Loeb’s statements to the contrary. Vergara, who has happily moved on with her life, is content to leave the embryos frozen indefinitely as she has no desire to have children with her ex, which should be understandable given the circumstances.”

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