In the autumn of 2021, Tyra Banks is kicking off her second season because the host of “Dancing With the Stars.” She has been a public determine for over 30 years, however she has been notoriously non-public about her private life. Here is what we find out about her ex, photographer Erik Asla. He was not Banks’ husband, however he’s the daddy to her son, York.
Asla and Banks Split in October 2017
Asla is knowledgeable photographer initially from Norway whom Banks started relationship in 2013. According to the Daily Mail, they met on the set of Norway’s model of “America’s Next Top Model” and started relationship shortly thereafter.
The couple break up in October 2017, nevertheless it was mutual and amicable, in accordance with Page Six.
“It got here drama-free they usually’re co-parenting their younger son,” a supply advised the paper, including, “[Asla] is slated to shoot the pictures for the opening credit of … the upcoming [season of] ‘America’s Next Top Model.'”
Asla and Banks Share a 5-Year-Old Son, York
In January 2016, the couple welcomed child York by way of gestational surrogate. Banks had beforehand opened as much as People about her struggles with infertility, saying that she had undergone IVF procedures with Asla within the hopes of carrying a baby.
“When you are like, ‘OK, I’m simply going to do it,’ then it is not really easy as you become old … I’ve had some not joyful moments with [IVF], very traumatic moments. It’s tough as you become old. It’s not one thing that may simply occur,” stated Banks.
When York was born, Banks advised People in an announcement that she continues to wish for individuals who wrestle with infertility as a result of it was such a “treasure” to have the ability to really feel her son in her arms.
“We are so excited for our new child boy bundle of pleasure. The journey to now has not been a straightforward course of, as I’ve shared earlier than. But there was a stupendous shiny gentle on the finish of the tunnel for me and his father, Erik,” stated Banks, including, “As I gaze into the attractive eyes of my son, I take into consideration all of the individuals who wrestle with fertility or carrying a baby and proceed to wish for them day-after-day. My hopes and desires are stuffed with effectively needs that they get to really feel what my little treasure, York Banks Asla, looks like in my arms.”
Banks largely retains her son off of her social media accounts, however in April 2021, she posted a photograph of them on the aquarium collectively, writing, “One factor sooner or later I’m trying ahead to is adventures with my son. My lil’ man loves the aquarium. To my dad and mom on the market, what’s your favourite exercise that you may’t wait to get again to doing together with your little ones?”
Banks additionally shared a photograph of child York for Father’s Day 2017, writing, “To all of the superb daddies on the market that love their children unconditionally like my mommy’s daddy and my daddy, too…HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!”
“Dancing With the Stars” season 30 premieres Monday, September 20, 2021, at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific instances on ABC.