Darna actress Iza Calzado just turned 40 years old and received the “most beautiful birthday gift.” In her Instagram post, the actress revealed that she and her husband, Ben Wintle, are expecting their first child together.
“I had all these big plans for my 40th year on Earth as it also coincides with my 20th year in the industry. I already completed a few of the exciting projects lined up for me and there were a few dream projects in the pipeline. I was ready to usher in this new chapter in my life,” she shared.
One of the exciting projects that Iza has lined up for her is Darna: The TV Series wherein she is set to portray the mother of Darna and will momentarily play the first Darna in the TV series.
Her personal plans for the following year have been derailed––for good reasons. While she shared that the baby was something unexpected, she “instinctively knew” that this was the plan.
“I humbly accept this new chapter of my life with a heart filled with gratitude, casting all my fears and worries aside and simply trusting in the divine timing and wisdom of life,” she added.
The 40-year-old actress is excited about her new journey as a mother. Iza considers her child to be her miracle and her guiding light towards this new path.
“Something deep inside me knows that you will propel me to greater heights to soar higher than ever before in ways I cannot even begin to imagine. You will give me THE WHY, THE PURPOSE, THE DIRECTION in life, and I embrace you in my life as we build, along with Ben — your dad, a FAMILY,” she wrote.
Iza and Ben have been married since 2018.