Another day, another devastating celebrity breakup! Tyra Banks and star photographer Erik Asla have reportedly decided to call it quits after five years together, according to Page Six. The duo shares a precious one-year-old son, York, who was born via surrogate in January 2016. Tyra also loved Erik’s daughters as if they were hers, and was a killer stepmom. Watch the video below for all of the details on their split!
Luckily, it seems like these two are having the most friendly separation possible. “It came drama-free,” a source explained. It sounds like Erik and Tyra are planning to keep being pals, which will also include some work projects. That sounds pretty amicable to us!
It’s just such a bummer to see another celebrity relationship come to an end, especially when it finally seemed like Tyra found “The One.” In 2015, she called Erik her “best friend,” saying “we balance each other… He’s creative. I’m creative. We just have fun.” When she decided to become a mom for the first time at 42 years old, fans knew Erik must be someone special. Unfortunately, it seems like they just couldn’t make it work.
In July, Tyra revealed that having a baby really stretched her time thin and taught her to focus on “one thing at a time.” “Now that I have my son. I think that’s Mother Nature’s way of saying this life you created takes all of your brain power,” she told People. Perhaps having to split her attention between work and her son didn’t leave much room for Erik.
Luckily, Tyra seems to be doing better than ever. She’s super hands-on with her baby York, she’s killing it as the new host of America’s Got Talent, and she’s been looking absolutely incredible lately. Plus, she’ll soon be returning to her iconic show America’s Next Top Model after her one-season hiatus. Hopefully this unexpected split will only make her stronger!