Tyra Banks shared the first photo of her newborn son, York, on Sunday, calling him her miracle.
Banks and her beau, Erik Asla, had York via gestational surrogate after having trouble conceiving naturally, and the supermodel called Sunday the “happiest Valentine’s Day” of her life as she got to hold the baby close.
“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,” Tyra 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,” Banks said in a statement.
Tyra became emotional last fall on her talk show FABLife when co-host Chrissy Teigen started talking about her struggles to become pregnant with husband John Legend, saying that the fact that so many people felt it was okay to question her about when it was going to happen was hurtful. Banks agreed, saying you never know what someone is going through.
“I want to co-sign what Chrissy is saying and say ‘You have no idea what people are going through.’ Why am I crying? You just have no idea what people are going through, so when you ask Chrissy that or me that 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,” Tyra Banks said.