Later that day, both pulled out of planned appearances at the Grammy Awards, and Brown turned himself into police.

The Stanford University educator welcomed her son via surrogate in January of last year.

Tyra shares her son with Erik Asla, a Norwegian photographer who is also the father of three other children.

"He was a master at being able to be happy and nice to everybody else but whispering these negative things to me," she says. You know, if she [had] seen you looking sad, she would come ask you what's wrong and make sure you're okay." On March 1, 2009, police say the 18-year-old from Charlotte, North Carolina, was gunned down by her ex-boyfriend.

"I'd start complaining to my friends, and they're like: 'Well, he's fine, girl. Everything's fine.'" Although she was one of the top 10 models in the world at the time, she says her self-esteem sunk lower and lower. Charney's ex-boyfriend Gary Daniel has been charged with her murder and has not yet entered a plea.

"I went back to that interview and I said, 'Oh my God, he's repeating [the cycle of abuse].'" Tyra cautions against judging Rihanna for going back to Brown.

"Sometimes we hold these celebrities up to a higher standard, but we have to look at her as a human being and understand that she is no better or no different than any other girl," Banks says."The moment her parents separated, her migraines went away." In his appearance on The Tyra Banks Show, Brown said he watched his mother suffer abuse from the time he was 7 years old until he was 13. "I treat [women] differently because I know I never want to go through the same thing or put a woman through the same thing that the person put my mom through," Brown told Banks.When Banks first heard about the alleged incident, she says she didn't believe it -- until the police report was released.The 43-year-old world class model was casual chic in ripped denim and a grey tank top as she carried her bundle of joy through the busy sidewalks.The America's Got Talent host looked comfortable in the relaxed ensemble as she smiled carrying her little tyke.Weeks later, rumors of their reconciliation were reported.