- Last Updated: 10:58 AM, March 8, 2013
- Posted: 12:51 AM, March 8, 2013
Sofia Vergara is planning to have a baby via surrogate with her fiancé, Nick Loeb, Page Six has exclusively learned.
The beautiful “Modern Family” star has asked a close friend to act as a surrogate for their child, and we’re told the process is in its extremely early stages.
A source close to the Latin beauty told us, “The child will be biologically Sofia and Nick’s baby, and she has selected a surrogate — who is a very close girlfriend — to carry the baby.
“A procedure has taken place, and Sofia and Nick will find out in a few weeks if it was successful, if the surrogate is pregnant, and if they will become parents.”
The source added, “A baby is something they’ve both wanted for a while, particularly Nick, who has been pushing for it. He is a little uneasy that the surrogate is Sofia’s close friend, but is very excited about becoming a father.”
We’re told Vergara, 40, has long hoped for a sister or a brother for her 21-year-old son, Manolo, but her career is currently skyrocketing.
She is filming a new season of “Modern Family,” and has been working hard to promote her Kmart clothing line.
The actress’ management is also in talks about a number of movie roles, including starring opposite Jason Statham in the remake of Burt Reynolds’ 1976 movie “Heat.” She is also in discussions with Reese Witherspoon to collaborate on a comedy.
Vergara did not attend a number of Academy Awards parties last month, amid rumors she had been taken to the hospital. She wrote on Instagram that she was sick at home with the flu.
Fittingly, Vergara’s “Modern Family” character, Gloria, just had a baby, and the actress wore a prosthetic bump to appear pregnant.
The sultry star and 37-year-old “Onion Crunch king” Nick have been dating for three years. They were engaged in front of friends and family as they visited the Mayan ruins in Chichen Itza during a trip to Mexico to celebrate her birthday last summer. Her rep didn’t respond last night.Follow @PageSix