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Ex-fiance defends suing 'Modern Family' star for frozen embryos

Nick Allen

Published 01/05/2015 | 02:30

The ex-fiance of actress Sofia Vergara has defended his controversial decision to sue her for custody of two frozen embryos they created through IVF during their relationship (REUTERS/Mike Stone)
The ex-fiance of actress Sofia Vergara has defended his controversial decision to sue her for custody of two frozen embryos they created through IVF during their relationship (REUTERS/Mike Stone)
Nick Loeb (39), a multi-millionaire businessman, accused his former flame of wanting to keep the embryos “sitting in a freezer until the end of time” which, he claimed, would be “tantamount to killing them” (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

The ex-fiance of actress Sofia Vergara has defended his controversial decision to sue her for custody of two frozen embryos they created through IVF during their relationship.

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Nick Loeb (39), a multi-millionaire businessman, accused his former flame of wanting to keep the embryos "sitting in a freezer until the end of time" which, he claimed, would be "tantamount to killing them".

In an opinion piece published in the 'New York Times', Mr Loeb said he had always "dreamed of being a parent" and his desire to bring the embryos to term also stemmed partly from Catholic beliefs.

Mr Loeb and Ms Vergara, (42) were a high-profile couple during their four years together.

He is a scion of the Loeb banking family and his father served as the US Ambassador to Denmark.

Ms Vergara was born in Colombia and stars in the US sitcom 'Modern Family'. She has been the highest-paid actress on US television for the last three years.

The couple split in May 2014 and the two female embryos remain frozen at a fertility clinic in Beverly Hills. In August, Mr Loeb used a pseudonym to sue Ms Vergara for custody, but their identities were leaked to the media. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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