Sofia Vergara wins court battle over frozen embryos

A judge ruled that Vergara’s ex-fiancé Nick Loeb could not access the embryos the couple created prior to their split in 2014.
1:58 | 03/04/21

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We move to our "Gma" cover story, modern family's Sofia Vergara won a six-year fight over the frozen embryos they created when they were still a couple. Erielle reshef has the story. Reporter: It has been a long battle for Sofia Vergara and her ex-fiance over those two frozen embryos but now with that new court ruling an end may be in sight. This morning, a major victory for actress Sofia Vergara in a bitter "Modern family" battle. A judge ruling her ex-pi and say Nick Loeb cannot access the embryos the couple created before they split in 2014. Loeb filinged a lawsuit contesting a written agreement they signed at their fertility clinic which requires both to consent before using them. So what the win means for her she won't become a parent of a child unless she's part of the decision-making. Reporter: Vergara now married to actor Joe Manganiello sitting down with "Good morning America" when news of the bitter dispute first broke. What do you want people to know about this situation with your ex-fiance. I don't like pro-meeting my private life and I don't want to allow this person to take more advantage of my career and try to promote himself, get press. This shouldn't be out there for people to give their opinion when there's nothing to talk about. You know, there's papers signed. Reporter: Loeb went as far as to create a trust to give the embryos legal status so that they could sue Vergara to be born. The Louisiana laws are ail little different than the laws in the rest of the states and tried to get the Louisiana court to take control over this trust and the court issued an injunction saying that it was not going to get involved in this matter. Reporter: And, again, that new ruling means that both parties would have to consent in order to use those frozen embryos. So far no indication about whether Loeb plans to file an appeal.

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