Sofia Vergara's Ex Is Trying To Gain Custody Of Her Frozen Embryos In Ongoing Legal Drama

Breakups are always messier if they involve kids. Figuring out where the kids will live, who will take care of them, and where the money to raise them will come from can be a hotbed for drama, especially when celebrities are involved.

For Sofia Vergara, however, her 2014 breakup didn't involve children — it involved embryos, which have been at the center of a long legal battle.

We all love Sofia Vergara!

The actress won all of our hearts as Gloria on Modern Family and continues to delight us on America's Got Talent as one of the judges.

Plus, she's absolutely drop-dead gorgeous, which isn't totally relevant but is always worth mentioning, in my opinion.

Her relationship with actor Joe Manganiello is basically what we've all always dreamed of.

You probably know the hunky actor from True Blood or from the Magic Mike movies, which, if you're anything like me, you saw in theaters at least three times.

Joe and Sofia have been married since 2015.

However, Sofia's situation with her ex-fiancé, Nick Loeb, is not nearly as good.

Sofia dated Nick Loeb from 2010 until 2014, and the two were even engaged for two years.

She shared the news of their split in a public statement.

“Not that anyone should care, but in order to not give the press the chance to invent crazy and [hurtful] drama, I prefer to tell my fans personally that Nick and I have decided to be apart,” she wrote on her WhoSay page, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The statement continued:

“We have being having too many problems with figuring out how to spend time together and [because] of my work and now his, [it's] been getting worse and worse, not fun anymore. We are still very close but we [believe it] is the best thing for us right now.”

During their relationship, the couple created embryos to be frozen for a potential future surrogate.

In an op-ed, Nick wrote that the two signed a form stating that "any embryos created through the process could be brought to term only with both parties’ consent.”

The form didn't specify what would happen to the embyos if the couple broke up.

In 2015, Nick filed a lawsuit against Sofia asking for custody of the embryos. This lawsuit was later dropped in favor of a right-to-live lawsuit in Louisiana with the embryos themselves as the plaintiffs.

In 2017, Sofia filed legal documents to attempt to block Nick from gaining access to the embryos.

While the results of that matter are still pending, Nick is now attempting to appeal the dismissal of the initial case in Louisiana due to the lack of evidence that Nick actually lives in the state.

The lawsuit was dismissed.

The court claimed Nick only filed in Louisiana as he thought the case had a better chance at succeeding there than in California, where the embryos are currently stored.

But the battle continued.

"Their behavior brings disrepute to and makes a mockery of the Louisiana legal system and the bar and is abhorrent," court documents read.

Nick's attorney however stated that "We will be appealing to the Louisiana Supreme Court."

What do you make of all this?

Do you think that Nick has a right to the embryos, or is Sofia right to continue to block him from being able to use them? Let us know how you feel about all this drama in the comments section below!

h/t: People