Tyra Banks Shares the Hardest Part of Being a Working Mom

Tyra Banks opened up to ET about her son, York, and confessed that behind all the glamour, she’s simply a working mom.

“I’m in the terrible 19-20-month-old thing right now,” she told ET’s Keltie Knight during her recent photo shoot for Paper Magazine. “My mom says his personality is me now, and so she has no idea what he is going to be years from now. Like, is he going to be buck wild, insane, crazy?”

The former Sports Illustrated model and her boyfriend, Erik Asla, got separated in October after five years together. They welcomed their son York Banks Asla, in January, and Banks said motherhood has been a learning experience for her.

“Just how tired [I am],” the 43-year-old actress said of the biggest surprise about being a working mom. “I’m tired right now because I was up all night. He was waking up all night last night, and [needed a] bottle at 5:30 this morning.”

“I do have a lot of help, but I don’t have help all the time,” she continued. “So those moments when I’m like, in it and suffering, I’m like, ‘This is what I’m supposed to be doing as a mama.'”


The “Break the Internet” issue of Paper Magazine will be out on Nov. 28.