Sofia Vergara's ex-fiance Nick Loeb is speaking out after his legal fight for the star's fertilized eggs went public last week, saying he just wants to be a father.
If you missed it, the introduction to this article is hilariously accurate.
Nick Loeb is suing to stop Sofia Vergara from destroying frozen embryos they had fertilized when they were together but had not yet implanted into a surrogate.
The Modern Family actress, via her lawyer, fired back that she had no plans to destroy the embryos but also had no intention of having a child with Nick.
Since Vergara is engaged to Joe Manganiello, we would assume not, but Nick explained his side of the story via a statement on his lawyer’s website:
"I have always strongly believed that life begins at conception and that every embryo is life on the journey towards birth," Loeb begins his missive.
"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 or obligations on the part of my ex, and to even give her the opportunity to be involved with the child."
“I take the 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.”
Nick’s attorney, Mark Heller, calls this a landmark case for “Pro-Parenthood,” which sounds completely absurd, but so much is regarding the legal system.
Loeb is likely SOL given that both of them must agree on whatever is done with the embryos, whether they be destroyed or implanted in a surrogate.
All Sofia has to do is do nothing and the embryos remain frozen.
Vergara's lawyer made a point of stressing that she did not want the embryos destroyed, so it's not clear what, if anything, she wishes to do with them.
Still, it seems hard to believe that Nick is going to have Sofia's baby anytime soon. Or at all. That ship likely sailed when, well, he and Sofia broke up.
On the plus side, he can still ogle these pics like this rest of us ...