Tyra Banks is a new mom! The model/businesswoman and her boyfriend Erik Asla welcomed a baby boy via surrogate on Wednesday.
“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,” Banks wrote in an Instagram post along with a photo of a newborn hospital hat.
In September of last year, Tyra opened up about her infertility struggles during an episode of FabLife show. “I am so tired of seeing on my social media, ‘Why don’t you have kids? Why don’t you have kids?’ You don’t know. You don’t know what I’m going through,” said the model.
She further explained, “When I was 23 years old, I used to tell myself, ‘In three years I’m gonna have kids.’ Then I turned 24. ‘In three years I’m gonna have kids.’ And then just every single year I kept saying that. And then, after a while it’s like, OK, now I want to—and it’s not so easy.”
Congratulations to the couple!