NEW YORK (AP) -- Actress Sofia Vergara's ex-fiance says in an op-ed that he sued the "Modern Family" star to protect their frozen embryos because he longs to become a parent and doesn't want the "two lives" they created to "be destroyed or sit in a freezer until the end of time."
Businessman Nick Loeb writes in the New York Times on Wednesday that when he and Vergara split up last year he asked her for their two embryos, offering to pay for all the expenses to carry them to term. He says he was willing to take full parental responsibility if Vergara didn't want to share custody. He says she refused.
Loeb says Vergara's lawyer has told reporters she wants to keep the embryos frozen indefinitely. He says that's "tantamount to killing them."