Sofia Vergara and her ex-fiancé have reportedly been arguing over embryos the couple apparently produced and had frozen when they were still together.
According to Us Weekly, Sofia Vergara’s camp sent the magazine an agreement allegedly signed by both Vergara, 42, and 39-year-old Nick Loeb, embryos conceived by the former couple will remain in a medical storage facility until further notice.
According to the document, both Sofia Vergara and Loeb must sign off before the embryos can be thawed.
The document further lays out stipulations in the event of the death of either Sofia Vergara or Nick Loeb. In that case, the couple agreed to allow the embryos to thaw with no further action, rather than be donated to research or used by the living partner.
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Page Six reported this week that Nick Loeb allegedly filed documents this week alleging that Sofia Vergara wanted to destroy the embryos. However, an attorney for the actress, Fred Silberberg, released a statement denying the allegations.
“The claims made against Sofia Vergara by Nick Loeb are uncredible and hold no merit. Vergara has never wanted to destroy her embryos,” Silberberg wrote, adding that the documents signed in 2013 “clearly states that no unilateral action can be taken with regard to the embryos unless both parties consent.”
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“Vergara has never suggested that she wished to have the embryos destroyed,” the statement adds. “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.”
Nick Loeb’s representative said there is no lawsuit pending.
“He has no comment and this isn’t a lawsuit. He is trying to preserve two female embryos,” said Loeb’s rep.
Sofia Vergara, who stars in the hit television series Modern Family, is currently engaged to Joe Manganiello.