Tyra Banks talks motherhood, how son helped business grow
22 March 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Tyra Banks has recently welcomed her son York Banks Asla , who was born via a surrogate, and now the model has talked about motherhood as well as how her child helped her business grow.
The supermodel was interviewed by E! News’ Catt Sadler on Sunday during the Simply Stylist conference in Los Angeles, in which she debuted a different look since she announced the arrival of their son, and she shared that becoming a mother made her see a cool and new side of the business world.
Banks shared, "Well, I'm on maternity leave right now, just taking a break. I really now am empowering my team. I'm understanding delegation, understanding that I don't have to do everything to make something successful. I'm on maternity leave and Tyra Beauty is kickin ' butt!"
She continued to say that despite not always being around for her team, they were able to exceed many of their goals. She pointed out that if one empowers others, they can grow thus the progress in her business.
As for taking care of her eight-week-old son, the creator and host of the show “America’s Next Top Model” said that things get a little difficult due to the lack of sleep. She continued to shared, "Some mornings you wake up, and you're like, ‘Where am I? I don't know what's going on. And I know it's not a good idea for me to drive right now because I did not sleep.’ So I balance that and his dad helps, and we go back and forth so that's good.”
Her boyfriend Erik Asla is also reportedly very hands on with their child as he does 40 percent of the diaper duty at night.
Banks and Erik welcomed their son last January and they posted a photo of a piece of clothing that belongs to their son. The two took the photos to their Instagram accounts. The supermodel said in the caption back then that their son is the best present they have prayed for. She added, "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."