Court Rules Sofia Vergara's Ex Can't Use Her Frozen Embryos Without Consent

Sofia Vergara has won custody of her frozen embryos, as reported by TMZ.

The actress has been in an ongoing custody battle with her former fiancé, Nick Loeb since the pair split in 2014.

Now, the court has ruled Nick is not allowed to use the embryos with a surrogate.

Actress and goddess Sofia Vergara has been a staple in Hollywood for years now.

What would Modern Family have been without Sofia's loveable performance as Gloria? I don't even want to think about it!

However, many fans may not be aware of the battle Sofia has been fighting behind the scenes for custody of her embryos with her ex Nick Loeb.

Now, it seems the battle has finally come to a close, but not without a fight.

Sofia dated Nick from 2010 until 2014, getting engaged two years into their relationship.

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

The pair split in 2014 after four years together.

The actress 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.”

As fans know, Sofia has moved on and married *Magic Mike* star Joe Manganiello. The gorgeous pair tied the knot in 2015.

However, Sofia hasn't been able to fully move on because her ex has been fighting for custody of the embryos the pair froze in 2013.

In a personal essay, Nick stated that the pair had signed a form stating that "any embryos created through the process could be brought to term only with both parties’ consent.”

However, the form didn't specify what would happen to the embryos 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-life lawsuit in Louisiana with the embryos themselves as the plaintiffs. 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.

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

Unfortunately for Sofia, 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 stated that "We will be appealing to the Louisiana Supreme Court."

Now, after several years of legal disputes, the L.A. County Superior Court granted a permanent injunction.

TMZ reported that the judge ruled that the contract they both signed with a fertility clinic back in 2013 still remains valid.

With the official order in place and the original contract being upheld, Nick will have to get Sofia's consent for anything having to do with the embryos.

Hopefully, this ruling can allow Sofia to officially move on with her life.

h/t: TMZ