Actress Sofia Vergara has slammed her ex-fiance Nick Loeb as they continue to battle over the frozen embryos they created when they were a couple.
Loeb recently filed suit against the Modern Family beauty in an effort to prevent her from destroying the fertilised eggs they had preserved when they were together, even though Vergara’s lawyer insisted his client had no intention of doing so.
Loeb stepped up his fight by penning an op-ed for the New York Times last week, when he claimed the fall out is about “life, religion and parenthood”, and now the actress has had enough of his accusations, addressing the dispute for the first time during an interview with US shock jock Howard Stern on Monday.
Vergara alleged it would be “selfish” for either her or Loeb to bring the eggs to term with the help of a surrogate mother without the other’s permission, explaining, “More than a mother, (a baby) needs a loving relationship of parents that get along (sic), that don’t hate each other… I mean, I don’t hate him, but obviously he has a problem with me.”
She goes on to suggest Loeb did not take the legally-binding documents they signed “seriously” prior to undergoing the medical procedures, and questions his motives for trying to void the contracts now.
She continues, “The thing is this: fortunately, or unfortunately, there is law (sic). You signed papers, legal papers, which… if it was so serious for him, this issue…, then you should have taken it more seriously at the time, like I did.
“We did it (had her eggs frozen) two times… So, I mean, you make the mistake the first time, and then a year later, when you’re going to get another (egg) retrieval, or another fertilisation, you say, ‘Wait a minute, this time I want to do it a different way.’ But two times? And suddenly now you want to change your mind?”
Asked about Loeb’s claims that the legal battle is about “life”, she adds, “Even if it’s life or not life, that’s not what he signed. He should’ve thought about all of that.”
Vergara and Loeb split last year. The busty brunette is now engaged to wed Magic Mike hunk Joe Manganiello.