It seems like EVERYONE was surprised by Tyra Banks' baby news!
While we were shocked to learn that Tyra and her boyfriend Erik Asla gave birth to a baby boy via a surrogate, so were her family and friends.
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For those who don't know Banks struggled with infertility for YEARS. Considering the model's past personal upsets, she was hesitant to share the good news too soon.
A source exclusively confided to Entertainment Tonight:
"Implanted embryos weren't working for her to carry. She has been harvesting eggs for the last 18 months to make this dream a reality. The reason she kept it so private is because the heartbreak has been so intense with many false starts and failed attempts, that she didn't want to say anything until the baby actually arrived. She kept the secret from even her closest friends until yesterday, and reached out to a small circle right before she announced to the world."
Aw. It makes sense why T.B. wanted to wait.
The friend added:
"She is great with kids and always wanted to be a mother."
It sounds like baby York Banks Asla is one lucky little guy!
Congrats again, Tyra!
[Image via Instagram.]
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