The former couple has been at odds over two frozen female embryos created with Nick Loeb's sperm and Sofia's eggs before they broke up last May. Nick said he wants them, but Sofia simply wants them to stay frozen.
"I have always strongly believed that life begins at conception and that every embryo is a life on the journey towards birth. I created these two female embryos with the purpose of taking them to term and not destruction, because I have always dreamed of being a father," Nick said in a new statement, breaking his silence for this first time since filing a lawsuit against his ex over the embryos.
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Nick has alleged that Sofia wants them destroyed and he's seeking to "save them from destruction."
"I have previously offered to waive any parental or financial responsibilities or obligations on the part of my ex, and to even give her the opportunity to be involved with the child in the future, should she change her mind," he said in a statement, as reported by the New York Daily News.
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Sofia, who's now engaged to "Magic Mike XXL" star Joe Manganiello, "has no desire to have children with her ex," her attorney said adding that she's also never wanted the embryos destroyed, but rather kept frozen indefinitely.
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Sofia's lawyer also alleges that the former couple signed an agreement in November 2013, when the embryos were created, stating that "no unilateral action can be taken with regard to the embryos unless both parties consent."
Nick, however, isn't willing to give up the fight.
"I take the responsibility and obligation of being a parent very seriously," he said. "Regardless of how life comes to be created, this should have no determination on the rights of either wanting to be or the requirements of having to be a parent."
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