While the couple has managed to keep things low-key when it comes to their relationship, there seems to be one exception to their unspoken rule.
He's my best friend," Tyra shared with ET about Erik in 2015.
She had small roles in the romantic film Love & Basketball and horror film Halloween: Resurrection, and appeared in television series Gossip Girl and Glee.In 2003, Banks created and began presenting the long-running reality television series America's Next Top Model, which she executive produced and presented for the first twenty-two seasons until the series' cancellation in October 2015.“'I'm so tired of seeing on my social media, "why don't you have kids, why don't you have kids?" 'You don't know, you don't know what I'm going through. The former TV host said she always imagined a big family but time got away from her. And then after a while it's like, now I want to, it's not so easy,” she added.In her post, Banks said she and her boyfriend “pray for everyone who struggles to reach this joyous milestone.” Asla, a Swedish photographer, and Banks have been dating for two years.
Banks will have more time for her baby as her show “America’s Next Top Model” was recently cancelled after 22 seasons.
Tyra Banks has been dating Norwegian photographer Erik Asla since 2013. Erik has shot for Allure, Bazaar, Vogue, and Vanity Fair and has two daughters from a previous relationship, and he often shares photos he takes of his supermodel girlfriend on his Instagram. Tyra has also shared her own adorable photos of herself with Erik and their 16-month-old son on her Instagram page, but one thing is clear: their four-year romance is a superprivate affair.
After opening up about her struggles with infertility, Tyra and Erik welcomed their first child together, York, in January 2016 via surrogate.
Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973) is an American television personality, producer, businesswoman, actress, author, former model and occasional singer.
Born in Inglewood, California, she began her career as a model at age 15, and was the first African American woman to be featured on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, on which she appeared twice.
“He’s got my fingers and big eyes and his daddy Erik’s mouth and chin,” the new mom gushed on Instagram.