Tyra Banks Received Devastating News of Failed IVF After Putting Finishing Touches on Baby’s Nursery

These days, Tyra Banks‘ favorite weekend activity is brunch with her mom and 2-year-old son York. It’s a elementary pleasure — though one she’ll never take for granted.

“Everything that happened all got me to this,” a America’s Next Top Model host and creator tells PEOPLE for this week’s emanate of her distressing tour to have York. “It was meant to be.”

Banks — who’s set to recover a new memoir, Perfect is Boring, created with her mom Carolyn London — primarily attempted “for a while” to get profound with her then-boyfriend, photographer Erik Asla.

The span eventually incited to in vitro fertilization, pang by a year of unsuccessful attempts. “It was emotional,” admits Banks, 44.

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Tyra Banks and her mom, Carolyn London, with Banks' son York

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Adds London, 72, “It harm me so most to watch her struggle by that. She set adult a hothouse and in a lavatory she put a tile in a building that said, ‘Mommy Already Loves You.’ And afterwards she found out a IVF had failed. It ripped my heart out.”

Ultimately, a couple incited to surrogacy. “There are so many stages,” says Banks of a process. “It’s like, ‘Okay, it’s a healthy embryo. Okay, it’s month one.’ we was only constantly vital on corner until we hold him for a initial time.”

Recalls London, “I couldn’t trust it! we kept saying, ‘You have a baby!’ ”

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Tyra Banks and her mom, Carolyn London

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Now, Banks, who separate from Asla in Oct though shares parenting duties with him, is relishing each notation with her “very verbal” son.

“The approach she communicates with York blows me away,” says London of her indication daughter. “She’s amazing.”

Perfect is Boring: 10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me About Beauty, Booty, and Being a Boss is out Apr 3, and accessible for pre-order now on amazon.com.

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