Nick Loeb, the ex-fiance of actress Sofia Vergara and the star of ABC comedy hit “Modern Family”, defends a lawsuit over two frozen embryos, which he together with Vergara created before breaking up.
Nick Loeb, the ex-fiance of actress Sofia Vergara and the star of ABC comedy hit “Modern Family”, defends a lawsuit over two frozen embryos, which he, together with Vergara, created before breaking up.
He stated that before separating with his ex-fiancee in 2014 he thought to take all financial and custodial responsibilities and to have carried those embryos to term by himself, but she answered with refusal.
Loeb is said to be disappointed, because he’s sure that if they created together these embryos for the purpose of life, it doesn’t mean that split should be the cause of defining them as property, rather than as life.
The representatives of Vergara, the highest paid U.S. television actress for three years in a row, said that she is currently unavailable and can not give a comment.
The celebrity couple decided to try vitro fertilization and have a surrogate bear children from their embryos, but their first two attempts had failed, so in 2013 they again created two embryos that were both female.
Earlier this month Vergara’s lawyer, Fred Silberberg, stated that she is determined to keep the embryos frozen, because she has no intention to have children with her ex, what should be understandable given the circumstances.
They both signed the agreement stipulating the embryos could only be used if both parties consented and now Loed wants it to be void. He is contended that even if he is going to move on and have a new family, that doesn’t mean that the two lives he has already created should be destroyed or frozen until the end of time.