Having a child should be a precious moment for anyone, but Tyra Banks is finding that you rarely get a moment of peace when opening up the Internet to your life moments. This is what EURWeb are reporting after several people have made comments about son York, who she had with her ex-boyfriend Erik Asla, a Norwegian photographer, in January 2016 via gestational surrogate.
Some of the comments include comparing baby York to an alien or creature, and even poking fun at his mixed ancestry. Thankfully, little York is still too young to process any of these remarks for himself, but he may understand sooner than we think, as Banks has commented in the past about how he is a smart child. “He speaks Spanish, Norwegian and English,” she said. “He’s a smart one — but he’s still crazy and damn near rolling on the floor and not listening to me most of the time!”
Banks split from Alsa back in October, but by all accounts, the two are happily sharing parenting duties for York. “He’s a smart one — but he’s still crazy and damn near rolling on the floor and not listening to me most of the time,” said Tyra.
What adds another layer of sadness to the insults is what Banks went through in the process of having a child. In an interview with People, she explains how she kept putting things off. “Since I was 24, I used to say every year, ‘I will have kids in three years,’ ” she says. “I kept saying it over and over again. Because my business is very entrepreneurial. I’m not for hire, so I have to do everything. I kept trying to find that time for that to happen.” She also mentioned going through IVF treatments with Asla at the time.
“I’ve had some not happy moments with that, very traumatic moments,” she says. “It’s difficult as you get older. It’s not something that can just happen.” She tried to keep things positive, though, saying that “I hope [for kids], she says. “I don’t just want one child. I want a litter! And I want to be the kind of mom where my child can come to me for anything.” By all accounts, York is just what she wanted, and no hurtful comments can change that.