Congratulations are in order to super mogul Tyra Banks (42) and her significant other. The business tycoon announced the arrival of her new bundle of joy with, boyfriend of two years, Erik Asla (51), a Norwegian photographer.

The couple conceived a healthy baby boy, named York Banks Asla, via an gestational surrogate.

Via press release, the couple made the below public statements:


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,” Tyra tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement.

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 took to Instagram to announce her excitement to her fan following.

In other Tyra news, the savvy model turned business woman and television host will join the cast of the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice where she’ll serve alongside new host Arnold Schwarzenegger. Banks will be one of the boardroom advisers.

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