Well, you don't hear this one every day.
As you know, Sofia Vergara is in the midst of a bitter legal war with ex-fiancé Nick Loeb over the rights to two frozen embryos that were created when the pair were an item back in 2013.
The custody battle took a bizarre turn on Tuesday when a new lawsuit was filed in a Louisiana court against the Modern Family star on behalf of the fertilized eggs — referred to in the legal docs as "Emma" and "Isabella."
According to Page Six, the suit argues the female embryos have the right to live so they can receive a trust that has been set up for them in Louisiana by the plaintiff and "trustee" James Carbonnet.
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The trust reportedly promises to pay for things like the embryos' future health care and education. Hm.
The suit — which argues the exes' former agreement never specified what would happen in the event of a breakup — asks for the embryos to be put in Loeb's full custody so that they can be implanted in a surrogate, and eventually see the money from the reported trust.
Obviously, this unique case has the potential to set a huge precedent for embryo rights.
We'll certainly keep you updated as this complicated battle continues.
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Tags: baby blabber, baby momma drama, breakups, james carbonnet, legal matters, nick loeb, sofia vergara