by G. Brown
Supermodel & super businesswoman Tyra Banks can add a new job to her resume–Supermom!
Banks welcomed the arrival of her baby boy on Wednesday & delivering not just her son York, the surprise news of the year so far. It was definitely Hollywood’s best kept secret. Banks didn’t carry her bundle of joy, but with the help of a surrogate is enjoying motherhood.
Banks shared the news with her I FOLLOWERS saying ” the best present we work and prayed for is finally here” The new mom wanted to journal every step of this new experience in her life and added, ““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.”
The 42 year-old Banks began scaling back her immensely hectic schedule last year with the cancellation of her long running “America’s Next Top Model” and a few months later, announced she would be cutting back on her duties over at her new daytime talk show “FabLife”. The talk show was also where Banks opened up about her struggles with infertility and her deep desires to be a mom.
While Banks’ full disclosure was a tear jerker, the tears she’s shedding now are all of joy. Banks calls her son’s birth nothing short of a miracle. She took time to share her joy with the surrogate who made this moment possible saying, “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.”
York already has a pretty big family of siblings to help welcome him. York’s father is Banks’ boyfriend Norwegian photographer Erik Asla who also has three daughters.
TRN has been combing the web, but no pictures of Tyra’s baby online as of this writing…but we’ll keep searching.
Even if you’re not a Banks’ fan, it’s hard to not rejoice with her at a moment that’s brimming with all the things right with the world—a loving woman who put her career on hold all for the sake of motherhood. Sure women give birth every day, but to see Banks’ pain, heartache, tenacity and faith all rewarded in the birth of her son is a story that’s full of hope when Hollywood celebs often only make headlines because of drug addictions, adultery or death.
Congrats to the proud parents again! And welcome to the world little York!