Sofia Vergara Responds to Ex-Fiancé's Frozen Embryos Claims

"The claims made against Sofia Vergara by Nick Loeb are uncredible and hold no merit," the actress' attorney says in a statement to PEOPLE

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After allegations surfaced that Sofia Vergara wanted to destroy frozen embryos she created with ex-fiancé Nick Loeb, the actress is now setting the record straight.

“The claims made against Sofia Vergara by Nick Loeb are uncredible and hold no merit,” her attorney, Fred Silberberg, said in a statement to PEOPLE. “Vergara has never wanted to destroy her embryos.”

The agreement signed by Vergara and Loeb in November 2013 when the embryos were created states that “no unilateral action can be taken with regard to the embryos unless both parties consent.”

Furthermore, “Vergara has never suggested that she wished to have the embryos destroyed,” the statement continues. “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.”

The statement concludes, “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.”

Vergara, 42, and Loeb, 39, split in May 2014. She has been engaged to actor Joe Manganiello since December 2014, and has spoken about potentially having children with him.

Reporting by JULIE JORDAN

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