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Sofia Vergara Breaks Silence on Nick Loeb Embryo Drama

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    Sofía Vergara is opening up about her ongoing drama with ex-fiancé Nick Loeb.

    Onion Crunch founder 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 42-year-old actress, saying it's "uncredible" and holds "no merit," and now, the brunette beauty is breaking her silence on the matter in a new interview on "The Howard Stern Radio Show."

    "Can you blame me?" the ABC star, who is currently engaged to "True Blood" star Joe Manganiello, replied on the Sirius FM show after Stern said he understands her desire not to have a baby with someone whom she is no longer involved.

    "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. It would be so selfish," Vergara continued.

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    While Loeb, in a recent op-ed he penned for the New York Times, said he would be willing to "take full parenting responsibilities," the "Hot Pursuit" star says it's important for a baby's parents to have an amicable relationship.

    "More than a mother, [a baby] needs a loving relationship of parents that get along, that don't hate each other," she said, later clarifying that she doesn't "hate" Loeb "but obviously he has a problem with me."

    Vergara has repeatedly denied any plans to have the embryo's destroyed and her lawyer previously told E! News that she plans to keep them frozen. "Vergara has never wanted to destroy her embryos," attorney Fred Silberberg said in a statement. "Attached are consent forms that both Vergara and Loeb signed in November 2013. The highlighted paragraph clearly states that no unilateral action can be taken with regard to the embryos unless both parties consent. Vergara has never suggested that she wished to have the embryos destroyed. She has always maintained that they be kept frozen, a fact of which Loeb and his counsel have always been aware, despite Loeb's statements to the contrary."

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    The statement added: "Vergara, who has happily moved on with her life, is content to leave the embryos frozen indefinitely as she has no desire to have children with her ex, which should be understandable given the circumstances."

    "There is a law. You signed papers, legal papers and if it was so serious for him then, this issue, which I totally respect if it's serious for someone, then you should've taken it more seriously at the time," Vergara continued to Stern. "There is a contract. He can't do anything."

    She added that the contract was discussed well before any procedures and noted that Loeb signed the agreement twice. "So, I mean, you make the mistake the first time, and then a year later, when you're going to get another retrieval, or another fertilization, you say, ‘Wait a minute, this time I want to do it a different way.'"

    Asked if she has any concern a judge will rule in Loeb's favor, Vergara laughed off the question.

    "Even if it's life or not life, that's not what he signed," Vergara said when Stern brought up Loeb's argument that he is "pro-parent." "He should've thought about all of that."

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    Vergara, who kicked off the conversation by clarifying, "I'm not going through anything. He's [Loeb's] going through something" and also said that she's not "upset" over the drama. "I'm doing the right thing. I didn't do anything wrong," she explained.

    As for Mr. Manganiello's thoughts on the suit? "We try not to even talk about it," Vergara shared. "We're having so much fun right now. We've moving into a new house, he's promoting 'Magic Mike' I'm promoting ['Hot Pursuit'], we're planning our wedding, so we try not to think about this."