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Tyra Banks' Baby Daddy Erik Asla Is Actually a Father-of-Four — Plus More Facts About the Photographer!

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We all know Tyra Banks has the cutest son, York, but how much do you know about her baby daddy, Erik Asla? Lucky for you, we've rounded up everything you need to know about Erik — scroll down to see!

When did Tyra and Erik start dating?

The duo began dating in 2013 after the supermodel was introduced to Erik — who was born in Norway and later moved to LA for work — on the set of Norway's Next Top Model. Though they tried to keep their romance under wraps, they were photographed holding hands and kissing during a lunch date shortly after their first meeting.

When did Tyra and Erik have York?

Tyra and Erik — who is nine years the star's senior! — welcomed their only child, son York, via surrogate back in January 2016. "The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here," Tyra wrote on Instagram at the time. "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." Erik similarly took to Instagram to share the news of his son's birth. "Witnessing the dawn of life is quite possibly life's greatest gift," he wrote. How sweet!

Did Tyra and Erik break up?

Unfortunately, it seems they did. Tyra and Erik reportedly split after five years of dating in early October 2017. "It came drama-free," a source said of the break-up, adding the two plan to co-parent and even work together going forward.

What is Erik's job?

Erik is a renowned photographer whose work has appeared in many well-known magazines. According to SheKnows, Erik "studied under the legendary image-maker, Herb Ritts." In July 2017, Erik revealed on Instagram that he sometimes likes to do "clean shoots." He continued, "No impressive and talented collaborators, no assistants or light sources or anything else. Just inspiration and a beautiful and alluring subject who truly enjoys the process of creating magic together. This is what creativity is all about." He reportedly has a net worth of around $3 million.

Does Erik have other kids?

Yes, Erik is also a father to three daughters who live with him in LA, according to his website. Unfortunately, the names and ages of his older kids are unknown at this time.

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