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Tyra Banks Reveals Why She Kept Her Baby A Secret For So Long

Tyra Banks’ announcement that she had become a mother this week shocked and surprised even her closest friends. It was no secret that the 42 year old yearned to be a mother but not many people knew that it was so close to becoming a reality for her.

A source close to Tyra spoke to E News and explained why the beauty kept it hidden from those around her.

“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,” the source said. “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.”

The baby announcement from Tyra’s Instagram account- 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. 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.

The source went on to say that Tyra definitely wants more children and will not stop at just one.

Tyra had been undergoing IVF treatments for a number of years but failed to get pregnant.

“Implanted embryos weren’t working for her to carry,” the source said. “She has been harvesting eggs for the last 18 months to make this dream a reality.”

York is the genetic son of Tyra and her boyfriend, Norwegian photographer Erik Asla, they just used a surrogate to carry the baby.  Although this is Tyra’s first child, she’s already been playing stepmother to Erik’s two daughters for the past two years.

Tyra with Erik

Kudos to Tyra for managing to keep this exciting news under lock and key for so long. Especially in a place like Hollywood where celebrities are scrutinised no end!

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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