Tyra Banks can add a new job to her resume: MOM.
The former supermodel and her boyfriend, Erik Asla, welcomed a son, York Banks Asla, who was born via a 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 told People in an exclusive interview.
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.
“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 candid about her fertility issues she’s experienced and during an episode of FABLife, last year, she said she was tired of people asking when she was going to have children.
Well I guess she doesn’t have to answer that question any more!