Nick Loeb, Sofia Vergara Actress Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood, California. Photo: REUTERS

Sofia Vergara previously talked about freezing her eggs in order to welcome a baby with her fiancé, Nick Loeb, and following their recent split, the TV actress is rumored to be still planning for a baby -- just on her own, without her businessman ex.

According to a report by Radar Online, Vergara, 41, of ABC's “Modern Family” fame, is reportedly in talks with a close pal to become her surrogate. “She has a very close friend who knew how much she wanted to be a second-time mom, so she’s volunteered to carry the child,” a source told Closer magazine.

Similar to Vergara’s previously shared baby plans, Closer is reporting that the Colombian-born star has already taken the necessary steps in order to ensure a successful surrogacy without Loeb, 38.  “Sofia already took fertility injections and had her eggs frozen in preparation,” said a source.

According to the report, Vergara is more than prepared to welcome another child more than two decades after giving birth to her son, Manolo Gonzalez, now 21, with her then-husband when she was a teen. “When Manolo was born, she was too young and scared to relax and enjoy being a mom,” said an insider. “Now she’s mature and successful enough to really appreciate the experience.”

Vergara spoke out about plans to welcome a baby with Loeb last May. “It’s not like an emergency for me to have another kid but for Nick, yes, because he’s never had a baby,” Vergara told ABC News. While the actress didn’t confirm surrogacy was their plan of action, she did admit to freezing her eggs due to her age. “I wanted to take advantage of science, why not?” Vergara said. “I took them out already. They’re in a refrigerator,” she jokingly added.

Following a brief breakup in 2012, Vergara confirmed her official split from Loeb, a descendant of the Loeb and Lehman banking dynasties, on her WhoSay account May 23. According to Vergara's statement, the duo called off their July 2012 engagement due to work-related scheduling issues, the TV star claiming that their romance of four years had lost its “fun.”

“We are still very close," Vergara said. "But we believe [this] is the best thing for us right now."