This Valentine’s Day was particualrly special for Tyra Banks – it was the supermodel’s first February 14th as a mother.
It’s not news that Tyra Banks has struggled to conceive, but now congratulations are in order – thanks to the help of a surrogate, the supermodel and her beau Erik Asla are officially parents.
The ANTM judge took to Instagram to announce the news with a photo of an adorable baby hat and the caption: “The best present we worked and prayed 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.”
Boyfriend Erik added, “Witnessing the dawn of life is possibly life’s greatest gift.”
Hear, hear! Add to that their ongoing battles with IVF and we can only begin to imagine how the pair are feeling.
When Chrissy Teigen opened up about her experiences with infertility on Tyra’s talk show last year, Tyra took the opportunity to share hers too.
“I want to co-sign what Chrissy is saying and say ‘You have no idea what people are going through’,” she said.
“Why am I crying? You just have no idea what people are going through, so when you ask Chrissy (why don’t you have kids) or me or anybody that, it is none of your frigging business, okay?”
“And for any women, it is none of your business what somebody is going through. Whether they want to have a child or don’t ever want to have a child or may have a child on the way, it’s none of your business, okay? Until somebody wants to make it your business.”
We just can’t help but hope that Tyra and Erik will make a snap of baby York our business sometime soon…