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Supermodel Tyra Banks is a mom!

Supermodel, beauty business entrepreneur and television personality Tyra Banks adds another title: Mom.

She and her boyfriend Erik Asla have welcomed a son,  York Banks Aslaborn via surrogate. She announced the happy news in an emotional post on Instagram, making note of her long journey to become a mother and thanking the woman who carried York as a surrogate.

Photo: Image Group LA/Disney via Getty Images

Last fall she announced she was stepping away from the daytime show “FABLife” to focus on her beauty business.

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“I’ve made an executive decision to keep following my heart and spend more time focusing on my army of entrepreneurs, my Beautytainers, so we can bring the power of transformation to people everywhere,” she said then in a post on her public Facebook  page.

Turns out she had a much bigger job awaiting her! Congrats to the whole family!


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