Tyra Banks can now add “mom” to her growing list of accolades.
The former supermodel, business woman and television host welcomed her first child via surrogate this week and she took to her personal Instagram page to share the good news.
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.
Tyra’s baby boy York Banks AsLa is the first child for the 42-year-old towering beauty and her boyfriend Erik Asla. Tyra was elated to share the exciting news and opened up to PEOPLE about her new bundle of joy in a brief statement, telling the publication: “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.”
Erik also shared his sentiments on Instagram, reposting the photo with the caption “Witnessing the dawn of life is quite possibly life’s greatest gift.”
Last September, Tyra went into candid detail about her fertility issues during a discussion on the FABLife talk show with fellow co-host Chrissy Teigen, but it looks like all is well that ends well.
Welcome to motherhood and congratulations to Tyra.