The media maven and supermodel announced the arrival of her son, York
Banks Asla, yesterday on Instagram. She and Norwegian photographer Erik Asla
conceived the child through a surrogate, according to People magazine.
"The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here,"
Banks, 42, writes on
Instagram. "He's got my fingers and big eyes and his daddy Erik's mouth
"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."
Late last year, Banks revealed
that she had undergone IVF procedures due to problems conceiving but they were
"When I turned 40, the one thing I
was not happy about is that I did not have kids," she says.
"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," she tells People in an