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15/02/2016 05:38 GMT | Updated 15/02/2016 05:59 GMT

Tyra Banks Shares First Photo Of Newborn Son York On 'Happiest Valentine's Day' Of Her Life

Tyra Banks shared the first photo of her newborn son on Valentine's Day.

The 42-year-old, who welcomed York in January 2016 via surrogate, gushed over her new addition to the family.

"This is the happiest Valentine's Day of my life," she wrote on Instagram. "York, Daddy @erikasla and I send you so much love".

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In the photo, York is sound asleep laying against Banks' chest while she is looking away from the camera.

Her partner, Erik Asla, who she met three years ago on the set of 'Norway's Next Top Model', also reposted the photo on his own Instagram account, captioning it simply:

"Mother and son."

Banks announced the arrival of her son on Instagram in January, having previously spoken out about her fertility struggles.

"The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here," she wrote.

"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."


Speaking to PEOPLE after her son was born, Banks said she wanted to give hope to other women who are struggling to conceive.

"The journey to now has not been an easy process, as I’ve shared before," she said. "I think about all the people who struggle with fertility or carrying a child and continue to pray for them every day."

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