Modern Family star Sofia Vergara is being, in effect, sued by two frozen embryos she conceived with the partner she split from, US media report.

The embryos, named Emma and Isabella, are listed in Louisiana court documents obtained by the New York Post. 

She and Nick Loeb separated in 2014 and he has already tried unsuccessfully to sue for the embryos’ custody. 

The new lawsuit argues that the embryos are being deprived of their inheritance from a trust by not being born.