Tyra Banks surprised everybody with her Instagram announcement. She posted a picture of a newborn hat that she 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. “
She welcomed her baby boy with her boyfriend Erik Asla, a Norwegian photographer, whom she has been dating for two years. The very famous former supermodel and currently beauty entrepreneur gave exclusive statement to People Magazine saying:
“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. 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.”
Tyra Banks did not kept a secret that she has infertility problem, and that she tried IVF procedures while she tried to conceive. At the end they decided to conceive via surrogate mother. She talked about her problem openly for People magazine. She said at the time: “When I turned 40, the one thing I was not happy about is that I did not have kids,” she said in September.
“I’m like, ‘Damn, the clock is ticking!’ Since I was 24, I used to say every year, ‘I will have kids in three years.’ I kept saying it over and over again, because my business is very entrepreneurial. I’m not for hire, so I have to do everything. I kept trying to find that time for that to happen. When you’re like, ‘OK, I’m just going to do it,’ then it’s not so easy as you get older. I’ve had some not happy moments with that, very traumatic moments. It’s not something that can just happen.”
However, the important thing is that they did it. Big congratulations to a happy couple.