MANILA – Singer Karylle, who is one of Iza Calzado’s good friends, revealed on social media that the actress’ husband-to-be, Ben Wintle, got the approval of her father before he passed away in November 2011.
In an Instagram post on Sunday, Karylle shared how she met Wintle until he became Calzado’s boyfriend.
“I first met Ben Wintle and his payong in Almon Marina... then we watched the Black Eyed Peas later that night. Eventually, we became partners in his Booky (restaurant finder application), traveled to KL, LA, shared stories about adventures,” she wrote.
Karylle revealed it was also her idea for Wintle to get the approval of Calzado’s father, director-choreographer Lito Calzado, as his daughter’s partner.
“I've watched him as a pole on the dance floor and I watched him gently stay at Iza's side during the bad times. I made sure to get Tito Lito's approval which of course Ben Tumbling got at the hospital,” she continued.
Karylle then took the opportunity to congratulate the couple who are set to tie the knot after Wintle proposed to Calzado on Sunday.
Calzado and Wintle met back in 2011 during a magazine event. At the time, the former "A Love to Last" star was looking to move on from her failed relationship with her boyfriend of two-and-a-half years, businessman Atticus King.
The two then went on a couple of dates, which included a few trips to the hospital to visit Calzado's father.
"He was there for me. He was very strong, patient kasi nga gulo gulo pa ako noon," Calzado said.