Iza Calzado is pregnant with her first child!
The "Darna" actress announced the good news in an Instagram post earlier today, August 12, as she marked her 40th birthday.
Showing off her baby bump in a white bodysuit, Iza welcomes this new chapter of her life with open arms, even if unexpected.
"They say life begins at 40," she began. "So 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."
"Then you came along. Unexpectedly. You may not have been in my immediate plans but I instinctively knew that this was THE plan," she continued.
"In my 40 years I have come to discern when God is steering me to a different direction. A path I may not have thought of yet it always turns out to be the best for me. So now, I surrender to His will with no resistance."
Full of happiness and gratitude, Iza said that she'll surrender all her fears to the Lord as she trusts His timing in her life.
"God’s plans are always far greater than mine and 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. 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 (Wintle) — your dad, a FAMILY!" she wrote.
Referencing her character from "Starting Over Again," Iza continued: "As a character of mine said in a film, 'In love there is no fear.' So I will choose to live each day giving life to you vibrating from this frequency — LOVE."
"They were right. Life does begin at 40. Simply put, your life begins as your mother turns 40. To know that life is growing inside me is a great miracle. You are my miracle. You are my guiding light. Thank You, Lord, for the most beautiful birthday gift. Our ABUNDANCE," she added.
Iza and Ben tied the knot in Palawan in 2018.
Currently, she is part of the much-anticipated "Darna" series where she plays as the first Darna and Narda's mother Leonor. It will premiere this Monday, August 15, on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, TV5, and iWantTFC.
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