A very emotional time for Tyra Banks
These days, Tyra Banks‘ favorite weekend activity is brunch with her mom and 2-year-old son York. It’s a simple pleasure — but one she’ll never take for granted.
“Everything that happened all got me to this,” the America’s Next Top Model host and creator tells PEOPLE for this week’s issue of her heartbreaking journey to have York. “It was meant to be.”
Banks — who’s set to release a new memoir, Perfect is Boring, written with her mom Carolyn London — initially tried “for a while” to get pregnant with her then-boyfriend, photographer Erik Asla.
The pair eventually turned to in vitro fertilization, suffering through a year of failed attempts. “It was emotional,” admits Banks, 44.