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!
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What a pleasant surprise!
On Wednesday, Tyra Banks shocked her fans when she announced that her and boyfriend Erik Asla had a baby boy through a surrogate mother!
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The former supermodel said
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What better way to celebrate Father's Day than with your dad AND boyfriend? And ice cream?!
Tyra Banks took the man who contributed half his DNA to her genetic makeup, Don Banks, and the man who may be the future father of her child, Erik Asla, for some yummy treats at The Grove in El Lay yesterday.
Aww! So sweet! Family time!
Tyra stayed comfy in baggy drawstring pants styled with a gray tank and a leather jacket, and opted for hightop sneakers since she knew she'd be doing a lot of walking.
Her boyfriend looked pretty good himself in all white with bright blue sneakers, while her dad dressed like a typical dad in belted slacks and a collared shirt. That's seriously so dad of him!
We hope they had fun! Looks like it!
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Ahh! This could finally be love at last!
It was recently reported that Tyra Banks is smizing over her new beau photog Erik Asla, and they were seen out together on Friday!
The new couple was heading to Pearl's on the Sunset Strip, and they couldn’t stop smiling, or kissing for that matter!
There wasn’t any hand-holding while they walked, but we can definitely see this thing taking off!
Can't you see the sparks?!
We really hope Tyra has found The One this time!
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Tyra Banks has a new man!
The supermodel recently confirmed that she's dating Erik Asla, a (noted!) Norwegian fashion photographer who's worked for the likes of Vogue and Vanity Fair!
Though there had been rumors floating around that Tyra was hooking up with Uber investor Shervin Pishevar, Tyra quickly dispelled them at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 50th anniversary party on Tuesday.
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