During an interview with Good Morning America Thursday to promote her new movie Hot Pursuit, the Modern Family star made it clear that she wants to take the matter out of the spotlight — and accused Loeb, who has sued Vergara for custody of the embryos — of piggybacking on her fame to "promote himself."
"I really want to make this, like, the last time I talk about it," Vergara said politely. "I've been working very hard for 20 years to get to this point where I am. ... I don't like promoting my private life. I don't want to allow this person to take more advantage of my career and try to promote himself, get press."
Asked about Loeb's recentNew York Times op-ed, in which he stated that he wants to gain custody of the embryos so that he can bring them to term via a surrogate, Vergara noted that she and Loeb had signed a contract stating that the embryos could only be brought to term with both of their consent. "This shouldn't be out there for people to give their opinion when there's nothing to talk about," she told GMA. "Why is the press allowing somebody to invent things and create press for himself?"
Loeb, however, continued to take the dispute public, appearing on the Today show Thursday for an interview, in which he said the forms were signed before he and Vergara went through the whole process of trying to implant the embryos in a surrogate. "None of the forms really discuss what would happen in the event of a separation," Loeb told Hoda Kotb. "I always assumed with our agreement that we were going to agree to take these full term."
Added Loeb: "Two lives have already been created. I wouldn't just toss them aside."
Vergara and Loeb are due back in court on May 22. Watch their interviews below:
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