Tyra announced that she and boyfriend Erik Asla welcomed a miracle baby boy that they had prayed for and thanked the surrogate mother.
Last year, Tyra and Chrissy Teagen had an emotional moment on the morning show Fablife after both supermodels discussed their infertility issues. Both women were tearful as they related their IVF treatments and their inability to carry and conceive a child.
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Chrissy said that people had so much trouble of their own. Tyra added that people should mind their own business and prying into why they were not having babies. Tyra left the show after that and the show got cancelled as well.
Whether it was the despair of these women or ther prayer that they were both blessed with children. Chrissy Teagen is expecting her first child with husband John Legend while Tyra welcomed a new baby boy with boyfriend Erik Asla. The newborn is named York Banks Asla.
“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,” she tells PEOPLE.
“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 shared the big news with the world on her Instagram as she posted a picture of a baby cap and captioned it. She said in her post that the best present that they had worked and prayed so hard for was finally here.
The little angel has Tyra’s hands and big eyes and Erik’s mouth and chin. She then thanked the surrogate mother calling her “angel of a woman” who carried the couple’s miracle baby boy for them.
She added that she prayed for everyone who was struggling with having kids. Then Tyra welcomed her son to the world and the world was introduced to York Banks Asla.
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 is a former supermodel, business entrepreneur and a show host. Her model hunting show “America’s Next Top Model” ended just last year. She has been dating the Norwegian photographer Erik Asla for a few years now and Asla also appeared on ANTM for a number of photoshoots.