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"Life Does Begin At 40:" Iza Calzado Announces Pregnancy On Her Birthday

Iza Calzado reveals pregnancy on her 40th birthday. Plus, see photos from this radiant mom-to-be's recent Spain vacation!

Iza Calzado turns 40 today. Reaching this age is indeed a milestone to be thankful for, but she has another reason to celebrate her birthday this year. Iza received one of the best gifts in life: she and her husband Ben Wintle are parents-to-be! 


In an Instagram post, Iza revealed that she's pregnant at 40, beginning her post with the statement "They say life begins at 40."



Her full post reads:

"So I had all these big plans for my for 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.


"In my forty 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.


"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 — your dad, a FAMILY!


"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 forty. 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."



Ben Wintle and Iza Calzado
Ben Wintle and Iza Calzado | Photo from @missizacalzado


Iza and Ben got married in Palawan in December 2018.


The couple has been traveling around Spain prior to their pregnancy reveal.


Iza is set to appear in ABS-CBN's upcoming Darna TV series as Leonor Custodio or the first Darna, the mother of Narda/Darna (portrayed by Jane de Leon). 


Congratulations, Iza and Ben!


Scroll through the gallery below for some photos from Iza Calzado and Ben Wintle's trip in Spain:



Lead and gallery photos from @missizacalzado


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