In what has to be the strangest lawsuit that we’ve heard of, Nick Loeb was suing Sofia Vergara for the right to use their embryos in order to become a father. The former couple called time on their relationship in approximately May 2014 and she has since gotten engaged to Magic Mike actor Joe Manganiello. Despite her engaged status, Loeb still wants to use their embryos to create children.
Apparently he and Vergara could not come to an agreement as his lawyer has said that he “has made every effort to arrive at a private resolution.”
In addition, Loeb has publicly claimed that Vergara wants to destroy the embryos, but she says that is not the case. Sources close to the actress have revealed that she doesn’t want to anger her pro-life fan base and thus doesn’t want the embryos destroyed – or used, for that matter.
Loeb is finally speaking out about the situation for the first time. He said, “I have always strongly believed that life begins at fertilization and that every embryo is a life on a 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.”
He went on to say, “I take the responsibility and obligation of being a parent very seriously. Creating an embryo in the natural way can lead to parenthood obligations, even where a man doesn’t want to become a father. Where a man does want to become a father, and wants to impose no obligations on the other party, he should have that corresponding right. However life comes to be created, it should have no determination on either the rights of wanting to be or the requirements of having to be a parent.”
When the embryos were created in November 2013, they both signed a statement saying that “no unilateral action can be taken with regard to the embryos unless both parties consent.”
Her attorney issued a statement saying, “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.”