Sofia Vergara Speaks Out on Embryo Battle With Nick Loeb: ‘He Shouldn’t Be Creating Something So Ugly’

The “Modern Family” star fires back during an interview with “Good Morning America” for her new movie “Hot Pursuit”

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Sofia Vergara has spoken out on her legal battle with ex Nick Loeb over frozen embryos the couple created during their relationship.

“I really want to make this, like, the last time I talk about it because I don’t think it’s fair,” Vergara told ABC News in an interview Thursday on “Good Morning America.”

“I’ve been working very hard for 20 years to get to this point where I am, enjoying my movie,” she said. “I promote all my movies, all my work, but I don’t like promoting my private life and I don’t understand why this person — I don’t want to allow this person to take more advantage of my career and try to promote himself and get press for this..

“This shouldn’t be out there for people to give their opinion when there’s nothing to talk about,” she added.

Loeb made the issue public when he wrote about their legal battle over the embryos for the New York Times, because “embryonic custody disputes raise important questions about life, religion and parenthood.”

“Why not just move on and have a family of your own? I have every intention of doing so,” Loeb wrote. “But that doesn’t mean I should let the two lives I have already created be destroyed or sit in a freezer until the end of time. For as long as I can remember, I have dreamed of being a parent.”

Before Loeb wrote the piece for the Times last month, Vergara’s lawyer released a statement saying Loeb’s claims are “uncredible and hold no merit.”

“Vergara has never wanted to destroy her embryos,” Fred Silberberg said in a statement to the media. “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.”

The contract the former couple signed at the fertility clinic states that the embryos can only be brought to term with both parties consent, and it does not appear Vergara will give hers.

Loeb, however, isn’t done fighting, and made a duel TV appearance on Thursday to further argue his side of the dispute, stressing he views the embryos as “lives.”

“I’ve always believed that life begins at conception,” Loeb said during a CNN “New Day” interview. “How else would I define what two embryos are that happen to be female? I can’t say these are female property. These are lives. And they’re on a journey and a pathway to being born.”

Watch Vergara speak publicly on the issue for the first time below:

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