Grandma may know best! In a candid new interview, Tyra Banks revealed her mom, Carolyn London, is pressuring her to have more kids to give her two-year-old son, York Banks Asla, a sibling. "God, my mom wants more grandbabies," Tyra, 44, revealed on Sunday, June 24.
"My son is rolling and running around and she's like, 'You see? He needs a friend. He's saying that these stuffed animals are his babies and he's calling himself a big brother,'" she told Entertainment Tonight. "He calls himself a big brother. I'm like there's nobody underneath you... What does that mean 'big brother?'"
So, does Tyra actually want more kids? In a previous interview, the single mom-of-one said, "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." However, in a December 2017 interview with E! News, Tyra responded, "We shall see," when asked if she wanted to expand her family. Scroll down to read more about Tyra, her son, and her family!
Is Tyra Banks pregnant?
Not that we know of! Tyra welcomed her first child via surrogate, so she may not carry a baby on her own in the future. Unfortunately, the TV star has struggled with infertility in the past.
"When I turned 40, the one thing I was not happy about is that I did not have kids. I'm like, 'Damn, the clock is ticking!'" Tyra told People in 2015. "I’ve had some not happy moments with [IVF], very traumatic moments. It’s difficult as you get older. It’s not something that can just happen."
A source recently told Entertainment Tonight that Tyra tried to conceive a baby for a year and a half before her son was born. "Implanted embryos weren't working for her to carry," the insider said. "She [had been] harvesting eggs for the last 18 months to make this dream a reality."
How many kids does Tyra Banks have?
Just one! Tyra welcomed her first child, son York Banks Asla, with the help of a surrogate mother in January 2016. The actress and her now-ex-boyfriend, Erika Asla, announced the happy news via Tyra's Instagram shortly after York's birth.
"The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here. He’s got my fingers and big eyes and his daddy Erik’s mouth and chin," Tyra captioned a sweet snapshot of a baby hat. "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."
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And now, she's focused on teaching her little boy about the importance of hard work. "I am a very hardworking momma and hopefully a good example to my son that you know momma works really, really hard and that's how we have these things and we can travel and get on airplane, airplane, airplane, to go and see the world," she told E! News.
Tyra continued, "But at the same time with my hard work my son often comes with me, he's here today! So I want him to see mommy's world and to understand what she does, so that when he's away from me he's like, 'Oh mommy's with camera or is mommy in business suit meeting today?' I want him to understand that and so I think he's learning, slowly."
Is Tyra Banks married?
At this time, Tyra is not married. "You don't have to have a ring on your finger to say 'I love you,' right?" the star said in a previous interview of her future plans to tie the knot. She and Erik reportedly split in October 2017, so it's unclear if Tyra is dating anyone else!