Supermodel-turned-TV star Tyra Banks has undergone IVF treatment after struggling to conceive naturally.
The America’s Next Top Model host has revealed she is trying to start a family with her boyfriend of two years, photographer Erik Asla, but she has been unable to fall pregnant.
Banks, 41, admits she put off children until later in life so she could concentrate on her career, but she is now desperate to become a mother.
“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!'” she told People.com.
“Since I was 24, I used to say every year, ‘I will have kids in three years’. I kept saying it over and over again. Because my business is very entrepreneurial. I’m not for hire, so I have to do everything. I kept trying to find that time for that to happen…
“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 that, very traumatic moments. It’s difficult as you get older.
“It’s not something that can just happen,” she added.
“I hope (for kids), I don’t just want one child. I want a litter! And I want to be the kind of mom where my child can come to me for anything.”