Sharing an offspring with a person does not necessarily mean you're gonna end up sharing wedding vows with them. This proved to be the case in Tyra Banks' life who split from her partner before they could tie the knot.
A mother to a 2-year-old child, Banks' wonderful professional career is there for everyone to see, but what about her personal life? Let's get the details of all her relationships past and present.
Tyra Banks Shares A Baby With Former Boyfriend Erik Asla
The currently single lady, Tyra Banks was previously in a pretty low-key relationship with her ex-boyfriend Erik Asla. The couple was together for four years. They were dating since 2013 before their split in 2017. Asla is a Norwegian photographer.
The former pair first met in 2012 on the set of Norway's Next Top Model. Because of their private nature, not much information was revealed to the media although it seemed evident they were looking to start a family.
CAPTION: Tyra Banks with her former boyfriend Erik Asla SOURCE: Extra
Tyra has fertility issues that made her difficult to conceive. Back in January 2016, she underwent IVF procedures in hopes of being able to give birth to a child. Sadly for her, the process was unsuccessful but this did not stop the couple from welcoming a new bundle of joy.
Banks fulfilled their wish of having a baby after they welcomed a child via surrogacy. The baby was named York Banks Asla who was born in January 2016.
Speaking to People, Banks shared her happiness. She stated:
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.
Previously in June 2017, the model provided her fans with the first look of her boy. On the occasion of Father's Day, Tyra posted a photo and gave a shoutout to his father Erik as well as her own father Donald.
York is the first child of Tyra while he is the fourth offspring of Erik who has three other children, all daughters from his past relationships.
After separating from each other, Esla moved out from her home in Los Angeles. The duo decided to remain, good friends, as they work together in the reality series America's Next Top Model.
Meanwhile, Tyra appeared to have moved on from her breakup with Eric, after she was spotted out with a mystery man on 5th October 2017. The model was seen at the Cake Mix in West Hollywood.
However, not much information is known about her current dating endeavors. It is believed she is single.
Tyra Banks' Past Affairs - Opened Up About Her Abusive Ex-Boyfriend
Tyra Banks had several affairs in the past. In the 90s, she was romantically linked to film director John Singleton, musician Seal, and actor Will Smith. Moreover, she reportedly dated basketball player Chris Webber till 2004 for 3 years.
CAPTION: Tyra Banks dated several personalities in the past SOURCE: E Online
Meanwhile, back in 2005, when Tyra was asked about her relationship history, she said:
"I won't be using a lot of names on the show, but a specific relationship had not just cheating but emotional abuse. It was really bad, but that made me strong."
She said she felt trapped in an emotionally abusive relationship she experienced when she was in her 20s because of low self-esteem.
The actress added, she hadn’t experienced a damn thing at 25, but going through negative experiences and bad relationships truly prepared her.
Tyra Banks: Quick Facts
- Born on 4th December 1973 in Inglewood, California.
- Her birth sign is Sagittarius.
- Her parents are Carolyn London and Donald Banks.
- Her father is a computer consultant while her mother is a medical photographer.
- She went to John Burroughs Middle School before graduating from Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles in 1991.
- She is the creator of the reality series America's Next Top Model and makeup line TYRA Beauty.
- She hosted The Tyra Banks Show for five years from 2005 to 2010.
- She worked as a model while attending Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles.
- She gained fame for making an appearance on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue twice.
- She is well renowned as one of the models of the original Victoria Secret's Angels.
- Her net worth is estimated to be $90 million.