Tyra Banks and Erik Asla welcome baby boy

Tyra Banks is a new mom.

The former supermodel and entrepreneur welcomed baby boy York Banks Asla with her partner, Norwegian photographer Erik Asla. The baby was born via gestational surrogate, reports People.

Banks told People, "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." Banks, 42, has been open in the past about her struggles with fertility issues.

She added, "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."

Banks announced the birth on Instagram, posting a photo of the baby's hat, and wrote, "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."