Tyra Banks Welcomes a Baby Boy with Boyfriend Erik Asla

Former supermodel Tyra Banks is a new mom.

Today she announced on Instagram that she and her boyfriend, Swedish photographer Erik Asla welcomed a baby boy via surrogate on Wednesday.

“The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here,” Banks, 42, wrote. “He’s got my fingers and big eyes and his daddy Erik’s mouth and chin.

Banks spoke last year about the difficulties she's had conceiving. She and her partner opted to use a surrogate to carry their baby.

“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 and Erik are rarely spotted, but they've been together for nearly three years.

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Congratulations to mom and dad on a healthy baby!

Photo: Daniel Robertson/startraksphoto.com