It's not the typical storybook progression, is it?
So what happens when a live-in couple who share embryos split up? The answer can be complicated especially if you have the kind of money that Sofia Vergara - the highest-paid TV actress who also has hefty endorsements and a product line - and Florida businessman Nick Loeb have.
The once "it couple," who apparently signed legal papers promising not to pursue the embryos if they split up, are having a disagreement.
Vergara vs Loeb
Sofia has definitely moved on. These days, she is sporting a 7-carat diamond ring from her fiancé and beau of the past year.
However, Loeb is focused on the embryos. In fact, he would like to bring the embryos to term with another woman.
He feels strongly about this issue and raised an interesting issue in a recent New York Times op-ed piece:
"A woman is entitled to bring a pregnancy to term even if the man objects. Shouldn't a man who is willing to take on all parental responsibilities be similarly entitled to bring his embryos to term even if the woman objects?"
Loeb, who is half Jewish, baptized Episcopalian and was raised with a Catholic nanny, believes that life begins at conception. Therefore, he reasons that embryos are human beings and cannot be destroyed or left frozen forever.
To bring the embryos to life, Loeb would need to either use a surrogate or have the embryos implanted in a significant other. It's unclear what his plans are.