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Tyra Banks is a New Mom!

The former supermodel announces the arrival of her son, York.
Tyra Banks is a New Mom! The former supermodel announces the arrival of her son, York.

Tyra Banks has just announced—in the cutest way—that she and her boyfriend of two years, photographer Erik Asla, are the proud parents of little York Banks Asla via a surrogate.

She announces the big news on her Instagram with a photo of a newborn hat: "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."

Last year, Banks divulged that she and Asla had been trying to start a family together, and had undergone in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment after struggling to conceive naturally.

"We are so excited for our new baby boy bundle of joy," Banks says in a statement. "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."

Congratulations, Tyra and Erik!

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