Tyra Banks. Picture: Instagram.
The 43-year-old former supermodel, Tyra Banks and her photographer partner, Erik Asla have decided to go their separate ways after five years together, but there's believed to be no bad blood between them and they will continue to co-parent their 21-month-old son York.

A source told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six Column: "It came drama-free and they're co-parenting their young son."
Although Erik has agreed to move out of the family home, the pair are still working together professionally and he will shoot the credit for 'America's Next Top Model'.

The insider explained: "He is slated to shoot the photos for the opening credits of . . . the upcoming 'America's Next Top Model."
The split comes just over a year since it was claimed the couple were struggling to keep their relationship on the straight and narrow following the birth of York.

The little one was born via a surrogate in January last year after the brunette beauty was forced to endure "traumatic" rounds of fertility treatment in the years previous.

Tyra Banks. Picture: Instagram. 

She said at the time: "When I turned 40, the one thing I was not happy about is that I did not have kids. I'm like, 'Damn, the clock is ticking!' When you're like, 'OK, I'm just going to do it,' then it's not so easy as you get older.

"I've had some not happy moments with [IVF], very traumatic moments. It's difficult as you get older. It's not something that can just happen."
But, now that she's got her "miracle" child, Tyra is keen to protect him from fame.

She said: "I'm trying to hide him with a blanket. I pull over the gas station after they get the shot, I text his dad [fashion photographer Erik Asla] and I'm like, 'I've got to put this picture out before the paparazzi.
I don't want them to make money off our child and have the first picture.' So, I posted the damn picture. 

"The next day, there ain't no paparazzi pictures, because mama knew how to hide that camera. She's a supermodel for a reason! And so now his picture is out there and I didn't need it to be!"

Erik also has two daughters from a previous relationship.

-Bang Showbiz