Tyra Banks is a mother.
The 42-year-old former model, beauty guru, and TV host announced on Wednesday that she and boyfriend Erik Asla are brand new parents. The two utilized a surrogate in order to produce baby boy York Bank Asla.
"The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here," Banks wrote. "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."
The news is especially joyous given Banks' public battle with fertility, a struggle that she shared alongside currently pregnant Chrissy Teigen.
Banks and Asla met on the set of Norway's Next Top Model, and have carried on a relationship since.
The model shared an in-depth statement with E! News, expressing her empathy for all those who have shared her struggle:
"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 everyday. 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."
Congratulations to the beautiful family of three!