Could Sofía Vergara’s upcoming marriage be in jeopardy?
Just weeks before the actress is set to tie the knot to her fiancé, Joe Manganiello, In Touch Weekly reports that an ongoing legal battle between Vergara and her ex-fiancé, Nick Loeb, has a shocking new development — and it’s bad news for Vergara.
According to the magazine’s website, Vergara has lost a key ruling in the case in which Loeb is trying to prevent her from destroying a pair of cryogenically preserved embryos created via in vitro fertilization when the two were still together. After their breakup, Vergara reportedly wanted the embryos destroyed, but Loeb sued to keep them viable. Now, Vergara’s second motion to dismiss the lawsuit has reportedly been rejected, meaning the case could be forced to go to trial.
“Sofía is panicking,” a source reportedly told In Touch. “The last thing she wants is for this case to go to court.”
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Vergara’s wedding is set for the end of the month — Nov. 22 — when nearly 400 guests are expected to attend the ceremony at The Breakers Palm Beach hotel in Florida. But amid continuing legal drama with her ex-fiancé, it’s possible the actress’ future union could be endangered. If Loeb wins the case, In Touch reports, there’s the possibility he could be legally allowed to have a surrogate mother carry the embryos to term, whether Vergara wants him to or not.
“Sofía is devastated,” an insider reportedly revealed. “But Nick is committed to saving and bringing these embryos to term via surrogate. He’s going to see this thing through until the end.”
The source continued, “[Vergara] is just praying that her legal team finds a way to persuade the judge that this can’t go through without her blessing.”