Surprise! Tyra Banks is a mom. The former supermodel announced tonight that she and boyfriend Erik Asla, have welcomed a son, York Banks Asla, via gestational surrogate!
“We are so excited for our new baby boy bundle of joy. The journey to now has not been an easy process, as I’ve shared before. But there was a beautiful bright light at the end of the tunnel for me and his father, Erik,” the new mom told People.com in an exclusive statement.
“As I gaze into the beautiful eyes of my son, I think about all the people who struggle with fertility or carrying a child and continue to pray for them every day. My hopes and dreams are filled with well wishes that they get to feel what my little treasure, York Banks Asla, feels like in my arms.”
On Instagram she share a photo of a hospital hat along with the caption,
“The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here. He’s got my fingers and big eyes and his daddy Erik’s mouth and chin. As we thank the angel of a woman that carried our miracle baby boy for us, we pray for everyone who struggles to reach this joyous milestone. York Banks Asla, welcome to the world.”
Last year Tyra revealed that she was struggling to get pregnant during an emotional conversation about infertility with Chrissy Teigen on The FABlife.
“We’re kind of going through this similar thing with IVF,” she said to Teigen, “And, you know, putting needles in your tummy every day and having to come to work and smile when you feel like you want to throw up and lay down… I can’t believe I’m saying this right now.”
With all that behind them, Tyra and Erik can focus on their new baby boy and the exciting life they have ahead of them!
Congratulations to the new parents! We can’t wait to meet baby York.