Sofia Vergara Sued By Ex-Fiance Nick Loeb Over Frozen Embryos
Nick Loeb has filed a lawsuit to stop his former fiancee, Sofia Vergara, from destroying two female embryos created through in vitro fertilization six months before the couple split. The embryos, using Loeb’s sperm and Vergara’s eggs, were created in 2013. The on-and-off pair broke up for good in 2014.
According to court documents obtained by In Touch, Loeb sued Vergara last August to “ensure that the female embryos” are kept safe, because Vergara “refuses to agree to their preservation under all circumstances.” The filing also makes allegations that Vergara was “physically and mentally abusive” to Loeb. He specifically claims that Vergara punched him in the face more than once, threw her phone at his head, and verbally attacked him on multiple occasions.
The court papers reveal that Loeb and Vergara tried twice, unsuccessfully, to implant an embryo in a surrogate. There are two cryopreserved female embryos at the center of the lawsuit, which notes that Vergara “hoped [would] ultimately be destroyed,” while Loeb wants them saved. The fertility center used by the then-couple reportedly had Loeb and Vergara fill out forms about what would happen to the embryos in the event of death, but not in the event of their separation. Gossip Cop will have updates.