Tyra Banks welcomes her first child via surrogacy

Los Angeles, Jan 28 (IANS) Supermodel Tyra Banks and her boyfriend Erik Asla have announced that they have welcomed their first child together, a boy. The baby was born via surrogacy.

Banks, 42, announced the news by uploading a photograph of the newborn’s knitted hat on Instagram on Wednesday, reports aceshowbiz.com.

“The best present we worked and prayed so hard 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,” Banks captioned the image.

Banks, who had undergone IVF procedures in hopes of conceiving, said that she and her beau were excited to be parents of the “miracle baby boy”.

“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 said.

“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,” she added.

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