Tyra Banks took to her Instagram account to share the first picture of her newborn baby boy, York, on Sunday (Feb. 14).
“This is the Happiest Valentine’s Day of my life. York, Daddy @erikasla and I send you so much love,” the supermodel captioned the shot in which the baby is swaddled to her chest.
Banks and boyfriend, Norwegian photographer Erik Asla, welcomed their son by gestational surrogate, after struggling with fertility issues.
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.”
Banks has been open about her infertility struggles. Last year, she revealed that she had undergone IVF procedures in hopes of conceiving.