Tyra Banks is a doting mother to one: Inside her dating history!
A model, actress, businesswoman, producer, and television personality, Tyra Banks is best known for hosting some of the most favourites competition series. She hosted America's Got Talents' 12th season and created America's Next Top Model, which ran successfully for 24 seasons. Banks' acting credits include The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Coyote Ugly, Glee and Gossip Girl.Click for details about her career and net worth.
Tyra Lynne Banks was born on December 4, 1973, in Inglewood, California. At 15, Banks started her modelling career. After a series of roadblocks and rejection, Banks was signed by L.A Models. She was the first African-American woman featured in GQ and Sports Illustrated. Unlike Banks' exemplary career, her personal life has been a relatively latent subject. Ahead is a look at the supermodel's love life and her now dissolved married life.
Is Tyra Banks married?
Tyra likes to keep an eloquent and on-your face public persona, but the same rule doesn't apply to her personal life. The model's A-list status, however, hasn't ensured her complete privacy, which she would otherwise prefer when it comes to her private life. Banks has had her share of boyfriends in the past, but she hasn't walked down the aisle with any of them.
Tyra shares a son with her ex-boyfriend Erik Asla. Photo Source: Instagram
Banks' best-known relationship is perhaps with photographer Erik Asla, with whom she shares her only son, York Banks Asla, 6. The Dancing with the Stars host kept her relationship with Asla out of the spotlight for the four years they were together. The pair reportedly started dating in 2013 after crossing paths on Norway's Next Top Model, where Erik was working. Sources described their relationship as love at first sight.
The twosome started their romantic journey almost immediately, moved in together in their Los Angeles home, welcomed their son in 2016, and called it quit a year later in 2017. Banks and Asla's son was born via surrogacy. Fans were expecting wedding bells when it was revealed that the duo went to such lengths to have a child of their own, but the pair instead surprised them with breakup news.
Banks and Asla welcomed their son via surrogacy. Photo Source: Instagram
"We are so excited for our new baby boy bundle of joy. The journey to now has not been an easy process," Tyra told People about her firstborn. She adds, "He's (Asla) got my fingers and big eyes and his daddy Erik's mouth and chin." Banks' break up with her son's daddy was amicable and drama-free. Despite tabloids alleging a bitter split, insiders said, "It came drama-free and they’re co-parenting their young son."
Tyra dated her 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' co-star Will Smith. Photo Source: Instagram
The supermodel's dating history includes names like Will Smith, who she met on the sets of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and dated for about a year. After Smith, Banks dated now-late director John Singleton for nearly three years. Banks' long list of high-profile exes includes NBA player Chris Webber, singer Seal, and businessman John Utendahl.
Who is Tyra Banks dating?
Tyra may or may not have been in flings since her split from Asla, but as of this writing, the supermodel is in a very loving relationship with the Canadian businessman Louis Bélanger-Martin, who has been keeping Tyra happy since the fall of 2018. They are still going strong, and if rumours are to be believed, the two might even be engaged. Banks and Martin moved in together in 2019.
Banks is dating businessman Louis Bélanger-Martin. Source: Fox News 247
Bélanger-Martin, 46, is a businessman and entrepreneur. He serves as the CEO of Advanced Inflight Alliance AG and has held several high-profile positions throughout his career. The pair may be collaborating on a business venture together, specifically, Banks' anticipated upcoming theme park, ModelLand, which has been postponed for the time being. Both Martin and Banks have Harvard Business School listed on their resume.
The supermodel has a certificate in the Owner/President Management Program from Harvard, whereas her beau studied Executive Education Program. Martin has a 12-year-old son from his previous marriage with Valérie Martin Scraire and has reportedly built a loving bond with Tyra's son.