Nick Loeb is speaking out for the first time after filing a lawsuit against his ex-fiancée, Sofia Vergara, over embryos the couple previously created through in vitro fertilization.
“I have always strongly believed that life begins at fertilization and that every embryo is a life on the journey towards birth. I created these two female embryos with the purpose of taking them to term and not destruction, because I have always dreamed of being a father,” Nick, 39, said in a statement to 'Us Weekly.'
Nick and Sofia in January 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Last week, the businessman filed court documents against the actress, 42, claiming Sofia "refuses to agree to [the preservation of the eggs] under all circumstances," despite once hoping to have a child with Nick via surrogate.
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Until the former couple's legal dispute is resolved, the two cryopreserved eggs will allegedly remain in a medical storage facility unless both Nick and Sofia — who is now engaged to actor Joe Mangeniello, 38 — agree the embryos should be either destroyed or preserved. If no decision is made, the fertilized eggs will remain in storage indefinitely.
Julie and Sofia on 'Modern Family.' (Photo Credit: R/R)
This past weekend, Sofia's 'Modern Family' costar Julie Bowen, 45, voiced her support for her friend as she continues to deal with this lawsuit from her ex.
"She is one of the kindest, best people I know. I am so sad that on the eve of all of her great happiness that had to happen, but at the same time, I know that she will be perfectly fine. She is a wonderful person. She's such a good person," Julie told the 'New York Daily News.'
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