Tyra Banks, 42, and boyfriend Erik Asla welcome 'miracle' son York via surrogate after 'traumatic' IVF struggle

Proud parents: This is Tyra's first child with her boyfriend Erik, who she is pictured with here last month

Banks and boyfriend Erik Asla have welcomed their first child via surrogate.
The 42-year-old supermodel confirmed the happy news of baby York's arrival on Wednesday as she shared a photo of the newborn's pink and blue striped hospital hat.
She wrote: '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.

'The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here': The supermodel thanked the 'angel of a woman' who carried her child
'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, who has been dating Norwegian photographer Erik for two years, has previously spoken about her struggles to conceive. 
She said in a statement on Wednesday: '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.
'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.'