Tyra Banks Splits From Boyfriend of 5 Years Erik Asla
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Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks Splits From Boyfriend of 5 Years Erik Asla


Tyra Banks has reportedly split from her boyfriend Erik Asla. 

The 43-year-old former supermodel and the photographer have decided to go their separate ways after five years together, despite having a son, York, together.

The split is believed to be amicable, however, and they will continue to co-parent the 21-month-old.

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A source told the New York Post's Page Six, "It came drama-free and they're co-parenting their young son."

Although Erik has agreed to move out of the family home, the pair is still working together professionally and he will shoot the credit for America's Next Top Model.

The split comes just over a year since it was claimed the couple was struggling to keep their relationship on the straight and narrow following the birth of York.

The little one was born via a surrogate in January last year after the brunette beauty was forced to endure "traumatic" rounds of fertility treatment in the years prior.

As a father of four, Father's Day means I get four times the love. And little wooden sticks from this guy.

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She said at the time, "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!' When you're like, 'OK, I'm just going to do it,' then it's not so easy as you get older.

"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."

The Norwegian photographer has two daughters from a previous relationship.

The duo largely kept their relationship out of the spotlight and made few appearances together in their five years of dating.

And it seems the America's Got Talent host intends to do the same with her son. 

She said, "I'm trying to hide him with a blanket.


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"I pull over at the gas station after they get the shot, I text his dad and I'm like, 'I've got to put this picture out before the paparazzi.

"'I don't want them to make money off our child and have the first picture.' So, I posted the damn picture. 

"The next day, there ain't no paparazzi pictures, because mama knew how to hide that camera. She's a supermodel for a reason!

"And so now his picture is out there and I didn't need it to be!"

Neither Tyra nor Erik has confirmed the alleged split. 

Check back with Wetpaint for more details as we get them.