The battle for Sofia Vergara's frozen embryos continues!
For those who were unaware such a battle existed, Vergara's ex-fiancé, Nick Loeb, recently filed a lawsuit against the Modern Family actress in an attempt to prevent the destruction of two embryos the couple created during their two-year engagement, which ended last year.
Now, Loeb is speaking out about his desire to be a father, with or without Vergara. A statement released via Loeb's lawyer's website on Tuesday reads:
"Nick Loeb had hoped to privately pursue a resolution of his quest for parenthood, but unfortunately, his anonymously filed lawsuit was revealed by the media which resulted in this personal matter becoming public. Since he strongly believes that the sanctity of life begins at conception and supersedes any perceived rights or prohibitions, he is committed and dedicated to seeing through the realization of the natural evolution of the embryos that he created which may become the first test case for Pro-Parenthood."
Loeb also released a statement in his own words:
"I have always strongly believed that life begins at conception 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. I have previously offered to waive any parental or financial responsibilities on the part of my ex, and to even give her the opportunity to be involved with the child in the future, should she change her mind. I take my responsibility and obligation of being a parent very seriously. Regardless of how life comes to be created, this should have no determination on the rights of either wanting to be or the requirements of having to be a parent."
Vergara's attorney, Fred Silberberg, previously released a statement saying Vergara does not wish to have the embryos destroyed, but wishes for them to remain frozen.
"Vergara has never suggested that she wished to have the embryos destroyed," the statement reads. "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."