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Sofia Vergara's Ex Nick Loeb Pens Intense Op-Ed About Their Frozen Embryos: Keeping Them Frozen is 'Killing Them'

Sofia Vergara's Ex Nick Loeb Pens Intense Op-Ed About Their Frozen Embryos: Keeping Them Frozen is 'Killing Them'

Nick Loeb has written an op-ed piece in the New York Times detailing his court case, his beliefs about the frozen embryos he created with ex fiancee Sofia Vergara, and their relationship together.

The 39-year-old businessman also goes into detail about his reason for splitting with the 42-year-old Modern Family star.

“In my view, keeping them frozen forever is tantamount to killing them,” Nick writes in the op-ed. “I take the responsibility and obligation of being a parent very seriously. This is not just about saving lives; it is also about being pro-parent.”

“Many have asked me: Why not just move on and have a family of your own? I have every intention of doing so. 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,” Nick continues.

Click inside for more select passages from the scathing op-ed. Also pictured inside: Sofia running errands on both Tuesday (April 28) and Wednesday (April 29) in Los Angeles…

“When we create embryos for the purpose of life, should we not define them as life, rather than as property? Does one person’s desire to avoid biological parenthood (free of any legal obligations) outweigh another’s religious beliefs in the sanctity of life and desire to be a parent? A woman is entitled to bring a pregnancy to term even if the man objects. Shouldn’t a man who is willing to take on all parental responsibilities be similarly entitled to bring his embryos to term even if the woman objects? These are issues that, unlike abortion, have nothing to do with the rights over one’s own body, and everything to do with a parent’s right to protect the life of his or her unborn child,” Nick writes.

“When we got engaged, in 2012, I began to push for children. As I said in my complaint, my fiancée insisted that we use a surrogate. With her eggs and my sperm we created two female embryos. I was so excited once the lives were created that I began to suggest names we could call our girls. The first embryo we implanted didn’t take. The second time, the surrogate miscarried, and I felt crushed. A year later, we tried again, creating two more embryos, both female. But as we began to discuss other potential surrogates, it became clear once more that parenthood was much less urgent for her than it was for me. We had been together for over four years. As I was coming on 40, I gave her an ultimatum. When she refused, we split up,” Nick added.

To read the piece in its entirety, visit NYTimes.com.

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  • person

    omg dude is a freak. Poor sofia,. dude- those are just some sperm and eggs. It is not a baby yet. She left your crazy self- get over it. she does not want to make those babies– let it go. Crazy dude, It is just some sperm- does he save every sperm every time he masturbates too?

  • internet_dog

    they aren’t lives yet. they are cells. the cool thing about science is it doesn’t give a f**k about your flawed opinion. if he thinks those are lives then he’s committed genocide every time he’s yanked one out.

  • Emma Bauer

    This guy is a psycho ex desperate to keep a link to her. Pathetic.

  • ivy

    No one should be forced to become a parent with a person they no longer have a relationship with. This guy is an opportunist and he see $$$$$ in the future. They have a contract and it says the embryos cannot be brought to term without permission from BOTH parties involved. Seems claer and simple to me. Go start a family with someone else, Nick and let Sophia get on with her life.

  • Seriously

    Proof that the New York Times Op Ed section is a dumping ground for Hollywood jerks.

  • onehunnit

    he’s so fucking delusional she’s not even with him anymore

  • fromanotherplanet

    wtf??? What a a-hole.

  • Casey C

    SO he’s what? Gonna force her to be a co-parent with a man she left? Who’d carry the embryos to term? Her? A surrogate? He’s an opportunist. she’s famous, she left him and she’s happy with someone else and he’s trying to tear that down. There is a contract. the embryos are cells, they’re not alive, they are not life. he’s disgusting

  • Karliu

    This guy is such a loser. Why he he making this so public? Things like this need to be kept private. Sofia doesn’t want his ass anymore but now he is going to force her to have a child with him. Move on. I don’t know what she saw in the ugly freak anyway.I don’t see how any future woman would want to get involved with this money grabbing asshole. I feel sorry for any future children of his.

  • VanityInsecurity

    Any judge would agree if the relationship is no longer valid then the embryo’s aren’t either. Nick Loeb you are a loser & desperately trying to hold on to something that is no longer there.

  • sky

    The times should be ashamed of itself, this guys is so controlling and manipulative and is clearly doing everything he can to still try to control and manipulate Sofia. Thank you Ny Times for allowing one more man to continue to abuse a woman.

  • shoes4life

    He is a nutcase stalker. He is just upset that Sofia is now engaged to another man and he wants to still control her. He can easily find another woman to have children with but he chooses to hang on to one who has moved on. You had your chance several times Loeb to be a good man and you failed, so get over it!

  • b324

    Holy crap. If I were Sophia, I’d start getting some restraining order or something together. This guy is entering psycho level.

    As for the eggs, donate them to science and see how their potential could help save the lives of millions in desperate need of help.

  • Cruizin1960

    What a douche. He totally smears Sofia. His comments about her insisting on a surrogate make it sound as if she didn’t want to be pregnant herself. There are many reasons why women choose to use a surrogate instead of carrying their child themselves. It doesn’t matter whether he says that he will bear all responsibility for these children, they will still be biologically hers and there is no way to prevent their wanting contact with her in the future. Additionally, it is quite different than a woman having the right to carry on with a pregnancy once she is pregnant…it is her body. This creep needs to just move on —- he is seriously scary/stalkerish. He gave her an ultimatum? Seriously? Lucky Sofia for figuring out what a loser he was before she married him. She is much better off with Joe.

  • Nicola

    It’s so unsettling what this man is doing for attention.

  • Jenny from the flop

    It’s called “cum” not “life” bye biatch

  • Heather

    He is being a bitter nasty bitch about this!

  • JC

    I can’t say I’m a fan of SV because she can really get on my nerves, but man… this dude is crazy. He doesn’t need to be having any kids. I ‘m happy SV got away from him. It makes you wonder how bad he was when they were together. He better watch it now though. Joe Man will beat the living dickens out of him. Then he’ll be too busy crying like a baby to worry about having any of his own.

  • vn_102

    Did he has some fertility problem now that he insisted on using the old embryos or just more PR for him?
    The fact that they tried and failed twice with such advance tech should be clear to him that it’s God’s will and it’s not meant to be for him and Sofia to have child together.