Sofia Vergara claims ex Nick Loeb is using embryo battle to 'promote himself'

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Sofia Vergara spoke out on Thursday's Good Morning America after her ex-fiance Nick Loeb filed a lawsuit in an attempt to have two embryos they created come to term.

While the Modern Family gave her first and last on-camera interview on the matter, Loeb was offering up his side of the story on a competing morning show, Today.

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Loeb is suing Vergara -- who is now engaged to Magic Mike XXL's Joe Manganiello -- over two frozen embryos that were created using his sperm and her eggs while they were still in a relationship. In the wake of their breakup last May, Loeb claims that the actress wishes to have the embryos destroyed, whereas he wants the legal right to attempt to bring them to life via surrogate.

"It has nothing to do with a baby or her baby," the New York businessman told Today's Hoda Kotb on Thursday. "Lives were created."

Meanwhile, Vergara -- who's busy promoting her comedy Hot Pursuit-- tells ABC News' Amy Robach that this is a non-issue because the former couple have a contract that neither party can bring the embryos to term without the other's consent.

"It shouldn't be out there for people to give their opinion when there's nothing to talk about," she says. "There's papers signed. There is a court date. He shouldn't be creating something so ugly out of nothing."

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The 42-year-old actress claims her ex is attempting to exploit her fame. "I promote all my movies, all my work, but I don't like promoting my private life and I don't understand why this person," Vergara explains. "I don't want to allow this person to take more advantage of my career and try to promote himself and get press for this."

Loeb, however, says his lawsuit has nothing to do with Vergara's celebrity status but rather "legal, ethical concepts" and the "two lives that have already been created."

"To toss them aside is no different than if they've actually been born," he tells Kotb.

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Loeb claims it never occurred to him that they were not going to bring the embryos to life, and it was not discussed what they would do with the embryos if they split up. "I always thought we were going to take these to full term," he says.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 4: Sofia Vergara attends Walk of Fame Star Ceremony Honoring Cristina Saralegui on November 4, 1999 at Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 6: Sofia Vergara attends 14th Annual American Comedy Awards on February 6, 2000 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Sofia Vergara (R) attends the first 'Lo Nuestro' awards hosted by Univision Spanish-language television on February 7, 2002 in Miami, FL. (Photo by Adrian Del Angel/Getty Images)
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Model Sofia Vergara poses outside The Lounge club May 2, 2002 in West Hollywood, CA. (Photo by David Klein/Getty Images)
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Sofia Vergara during World Premiere Of MGM's 'BulletProof Monk' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
MIAMI - SEPTEMBER 23: Sofia Vergara attends the 1st Annual Premios Juventad Awards at the James L. Knight Center September 23, 2004 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alberto Tamargo/Getty Images)
Sofia Vergara and Juanes at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/WireImage)
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Sofia Vergara during 2005 Venice Film Festival - 'Four Brothers' Photocall at Casino Palace in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Goffredo di Crollalanza/FilmMagic)
MIAMI - DECEMBER 28: Actress Sofia Vergara shops on Lincoln Road on December 28, 2005 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
Sofia Vergara during 2006 NCLR ALMA Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
COZUMEL, MEXICO - JULY 09: Sofia Vergara (R) and her son Manolo Gonzalez bring her birthday celebration to Cozumel, Mexico on July 9, 2012 in Cozumel, Mexico. (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO - JULY 10: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE)(NO TABLOIDS) Sofia Vergara and her son Manolo Gonzalez celebrate her 40th birthday at the Rosewood Mayacoba on July 10, 2012 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Sofia Vergara (R) and Nick Loeb attend HBO's Official Golden Globe Awards After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Sofia Vergara and son Manolo Gonzalez-Ripoll Vergara arrive at the 2014 InStyle And Warner Bros. 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards post-party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: (L-R) Actor Joe Manganiello, actress Sofia Vergara and TV host Alex Trebek attend the celebratory dinner after the special tribute to Sophia Loren during the AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi at Dolby Theatre on November 12, 2014 in Hollywood, California. on November 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 31: Sofia Vergara and Joe Mangeniello attend New Years Eve dinner at Strip House at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 31, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 31: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Heather Milligan, Joe Mangeniello and Sofia Vergara attend New Years Eve dinner at Strip House at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 31, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 26: Sofia Vergara is on the set of Despierta America at Univision Studios on February 26, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Actors Joe Manganiello (L) and Sofia Vergara attend the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Actress Sofia Vergara arrives at FOX, 20th Century FOX Television, FX Networks And National Geographic Channel's 2014 Emmy Award Nominee Celebration at Vibiana on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Actress Sofia Vergara attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03: Actress Sofia Vergara attends the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on May 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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Kotb grilled Loeb about his lawsuit, saying that many find him to be a man that can't let go of a relationship. When asked if this would be an issue if he met another woman and had a child with her, he insists, "This has nothing to do with one woman or another woman."

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Throughout the interview, Loeb praises Vergara as a "wonderful, wonderful woman," and even says he'd support the actress and her new fiance Manganiello raising the children, so long as he was "a part of the parental process."

Vergara -- who has a 23-year-old son from a previous marriage -- blames the press for giving Loeb so much attention in this personal issue. "Just with the press, it's like, and allowing somebody to invent things and create press for himself," she said. "He's not an actor. He's not a celebrity. It's like, why? Why are they allowing him to do that?"

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