Surprise! Tyra Banks is a Mom

Surprise! Tyra Banks is a Mom

Tyra Banks is a mom!

The former supermodel and her boyfriend, photographer 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,” Banks said in a 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.”

The America’s Top Model host also shared the news via Instagram while sharing a photo of a little baby hat. 


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Banks has been open about her infertility struggles. Last year, she revealed that she had undergone IVF procedures in hopes of conceiving.