Tyra Banks is a mommy! Supermodel and former talk show host, has welcomed a son named, York Banks Asla, with her boyfriend, Norwegian photographer Erik Asla,via gestational surrogate, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.
“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 in an exclusive statement.
The new mommy shared the arrival of her baby boy on Instagram, alongside a photo of a newborn hospital hat. The post read:
“The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here,” Banks, 42,writes. “He’s got my fingers and big eyes and his daddy Erik’s mouth and chin.”
She adds, “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.”
Congrats again to the happy couple! Welcome to parenthood!
Watch a video of Tyra Banks discussing her fertility issues: