(Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for August Getty Atelier)TV personality Tyra Banks attends Disney ABC Television Group's 2015 TCA Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 4, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. Rodriguez/Getty Images) It's been reported this morning that supermodel and ANTM legend Tyra Banks has split with her boyfriend of five years. The couple have a child together, which they welcomed via surrogate, in January 2016 and at the time, Asla, a Norwegian photographer, was subject to a number of '5 things to know about...' articles; but that's about it.
For such a remarkably public figure, who is super active on social media and hosting one of the top entertainment shows in the US, Banks has only been pictured a handful of times with her long-term boyfriend. Banks is famous for keeping her relationships under wraps - she previously dated Seal for several months in 1996.
Of all the fashionable hats I wear, I love being a #mother the most.
He met Banks when he was a guest on the Norwegian version of “America’s Next Top Model.” Amid the breakup, she also put her Battery Park City apartment on the market for $17.5 million in May.
I'm hearing, "Happy Mother's Day" and I can't believe how lucky I am!
Meanwhile, another source said that the pair are riding out this difficult time.
On Independence Day, Asla posted a picture of former “America’s Next Top Model” host Banks wearing an Uncle Sam stovepipe hat, with the caption “Happy 4th of July from our family to yours!
She told People in a statement on Wednesday: '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.
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. A post shared by Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) on Your Congratulations Balloons are HUGE and on our stairway, @mileycyrus.
Model Tyra Banks (L) and photographer Erik Asla attends the August Getty Atelier Dinner at the Montage Hotel Rooftop Grill on November 19, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.
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.