Sofia Vergara's ex-fiancé said Thursday that his lawsuit against the actress over the custody of their two frozen embryos “has to do with the two lives we've already created."
"It has nothing to do with a baby or her baby," Nick Loeb told NBC “Today” anchor Hoda Kotb. "Lives were created."
The same morning Vergara appeared in a pretaped interview on ABC's "Good Morning America," insisting that this would be "the last time" she addresses the legal battle because she doesn't "think it's fair." The actress said she wants to move forward and focus on promoting her new movie, "Hot Pursuit," and planning her upcoming wedding to "Magic Mike XXL" star Joe Manganiello.
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"I've been working very hard for 20 years to get to this point," she said. "I don't like promoting my private life. I don't want to allow this person to take more advantage of my career and try to promote himself."
Loeb, who split from the "Modern Family" star in March 2014, recently filed a complaint to prevent Vergara from destroying the two frozen embryos conceived while the two were a couple. Earlier this month, Vergara's lawyer responded to the suit on behalf of the actress, saying it's "uncredible" and holds "no merit.”
On "Today," Kotb asked the New York businessman how he would feel if Vergara and her current fiancé wanted to have the babies.
“As long as I was involved in the parental process,” Loeb said. “Obviously, no different than if we had children and then separated, we would have joint custody. They would obviously spend time raising the child, and I would spend time raising the child.”
Vergara also discussed the dispute last week in an interview on "The Howard Stern Radio Show."
"There is a contract," Vergara said. "He can't do anything."
"I couldn't imagine anyone saying that it's sane to bring into the world kids that already [have] everything set up wrong for them," Vergara added. "It would be so selfish."
Despite the suit, Loeb insisted during the "Today" interview that he has no ill will toward Vergara.
"I have tremendous respect for Sofia," Loeb said. "She's very successful; she's very smart. This is not something that's new. [Our relationship] has nothing to do with this at all. This has to do with bigger, really moral, legal, ethical concepts about lives we've already created."
Vergara believes the matter should remain private between the two of them. "This shouldn't be out there for people to give their opinion when there's nothing to talk about," she said Thursday. "There are papers signed."