Sofia Vergara Denies Ex-Fiancé’s Charges That She Wants Frozen Embryos Destroyed
It was previously reported that Loeb was suing Vergara in order to prevent her from destroying the embryos created from his sperm and her eggs in November 2013. But Vergara never wanted the embryos destroyed, according to People.
Her lawyer Fred Silberberg told the magazine, “The claims made against Sofia Vergara by Nick Loeb are uncredible and hold no merit. Vergara has never wanted to destroy her embryos.”
The former couple signed an agreement in 2013 that “no unilateral action can be taken with regard to the embryos unless both parties consent,” which means both parties must be in agreement in order to have the baby, and both parties must be in agreement to destroy the embryos.
Her attorney added,
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.
The 42-year-old actress, who is now engaged to Joe Manganiello, and the 39-year-old businessman called off their engagement and split in May 2014. Their arrangement makes it clear that the embryos will remain in a medical storage facility until further notice.
Now that she’s moved on with a new man and denies her consent, it’s unlikely any baby will be born and the embryos will continued to be stored indefinitely.