Tyra Banks on Parenting with Her Boyfriend: ‘We’re Almost 50-50’ on Diaper Duty

03/21/2016 at 04:00 PM ET

Tyra Banks and boyfriend Erik Asla have struck a balance when it comes to their 8-week-old son, York.

As their newborn grows, Banks says that she and Asla are getting used to being a mom and dad – and doing it on little to no sleep.

“Some mornings you wake up, and you’re like, ‘Where am I? I don’t know what’s going on. And I know it’s not a good idea for me to drive right now because I did not sleep,'” she told E! News before the Simply Stylist conference in Los Angeles on Sunday. “So I balance that and his dad helps, and we go back and forth so that’s good.”

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VIDEO: See Tyra Banks’ Sweet Instagram Photo of Son York

Banks, 42, added, “Erik does about 40 percent diaper duty at night. So we’re almost 50-50.”

York, Bank’s first child, was born via gestational surrogate in January. Since then the mogul has been on maternity leave.

“Well, I’m on maternity leave right now, just taking a break… I really now am empowering my team. I’m understanding delegation, understanding that I don’t have to do everything to make something successful,” she told E! News. “I’m on maternity leave and Tyra Beauty is kickin’ butt!”

–– Lindsay Kimble

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Amanda on

I completely missed the story that Tyra had a chilld! My heart broke for her when I saw the video of her talking about her fertility struggles. She is an amazing woman and I miss the Tyra Show which made me feel more glamorous and fulfilled as a woman. Congratulations Mama and God Bless!

Nicole on

I hope she is enjoying every second of being a mommy. She deserves it. I bet her little boy is super adorable. ☺

Tanya on

She looks gorgeous. Congratulations!

Pam on

Tyra is glowing, very happy for her.

nelle on

Wow, she is glowing, motherhood is lookinng good on her. Conngrats!

Anonymous on

She seems so happy being a mom. Good for her!

OP on

Love her son’s name York.

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