Tyra Banks is the proud mom of 2-year-old son York! But before her baby boy entered this world, the television host and beauty mogul experienced some serious lows trying to conceive a child.
Banks — who’s set to release a new memoir, Perfect Is Boring, written with her mom Carolyn London — initially tried “for a while” to get pregnant with her then-boyfriend, photographer Erik Asla.
“It was emotional,” admits Banks, 44, after suffering through a year of failed attempts.
“It hurt me so much to watch her struggle through that,” added her mother Carolyn. “She set up a nursery and in the bathroom she put a tile in the floor that said, ‘Mommy Already Loves You.’ And then she found out the IVF had failed. It ripped my heart out.”
Awww, man! But, Banks never gave up and decided to give surrogacy a try!
“There are so many stages,” says Banks of the process. “It’s like, ‘Okay, it’s a healthy embryo. Okay, it’s month one.’ I was just constantly living on edge until I held him for the first time.”
Recalls London, “I couldn’t believe it! I kept saying, ‘You have a baby!’”
Perfect is Boring: 10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me About Beauty, Booty, and Being a Boss is out April 3.