Model Tyra Banks has always been open about her struggle to conceive, but today the star’s dream of having a child has finally come true. 

The 42-year-old took to Instagram to announce that she and her partner Erik Asla have welcomed their first child via surrogate.

“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.”

The star, who recently hit out at people who continually asked why she didn’t have children, also released a heartfelt statement to People Magazine:

“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.”

We know you will join us in congratulating Tyra and Erik at this exciting time. 

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  • I’m so glad for her. She as wanted to be a mum for such a long time. Congratulations.


  • that is wonderful! i didn’t realise that tyra was that age! i thought that she was younger lol. congrats anyway!


  • Congrats to them on the arrival of their little boy.


  • Congratulations!


  • Heartfelt congratulations to Tyra and Erik. Wishing your family all the very best.


  • how wonderful for them to have this baby boy, I wish them all the best


  • Lke nu


  • Congratulations Tyra and Eric. I’m so glad your dreams have come true


  • What a struggle patent has been for her. Congrats to all involved.


  • Congratulations… having a child is such a beautiful thing.


  • Congratulations to the happy couple! So happy that Tyra was able to fulfill her dream of being a mum!


  • A big heartfelt congratulations to them! So very happy for her, she is going to be a great role model for her child!


  • Wishing much happiness and wonderful health to them all.


  • So glad that she could realize her dream to become a mum!! Congratulations!!


  • I’m glad Tyra has finally been blessed with a baby – it’s such a special gift, I’m happy all her stars aligned in the end.


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