Supermodel Tyra Banks and her boyfriend, photographer Erik Asla, recently welcomed a baby boy, named York Banks Asla. Baby York was conceived via gestational surrogate. Banks revealed the news in the only way it seems celeb folk share buzz these days: Instagram.
The image, of an infant’s pink-and-blue striped beanie, was captioned, “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.”
Asla, a Norwegian photographer, posted the same photo to his account, writing, “Witnessing the dawn of life is quite possibly life’s greatest gift.”
This is the couple’s first child.
In September 2015, Banks discussed her fertility struggles on ‘FABLife,’ the lifestyle show she hosted with Joe Zee, Chrissy Teigen, Lauren Makk and Leah Ashley. After just two months of airing, it was revealed that Banks would be leaving the show.
The new mom’s latest business venture is Tyra Beauty, which launched in 2014 and expanded to direct selling in September 2015.