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Tyra Banks welcomes a baby boy via surrogate

Carla McConnell by Carla McConnell
January 28th, 2016

Tyra Banks, 42, has confirmed she is a mumma to a baby boy via surrogate with her partner Norwegian photographer Erik Asla, 50. They have named him York Banks Asla.

Tyra announced the birth on Instagram with a knitted baby cap and the caption, “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.”


Tyra has previously been open about her struggles with infertility and failed IVF attempts. “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 told People Magazine.

Congrats Tyra and Erik and welcome baby York!