Anne Curtis on motherhood: “Everything changes.”

Taking her maternity leave in December last year, this is the longest Anne Curtis has been on a hiatus that fans are starting to miss her. But as much as she’s looking forward to her comeback as well, the superstar opts to take it slow, considering the pandemic and the demands of being a hands-on mother and wife.

Looking on the bright side, Anne enjoys the 24/7 mom duty in Australia, trying to relish each moment of her daughter Dahlia’s fleeting baby days. The new mom is in bliss and it radiates on her face even in the most candid moments. Even when she’s not trying, she still looks the most gorgeous. Compliments make her smile, albeit she’s become less conscious of her physical appearance.

“Nag-start na ‘yung hair fall, of course kulang ka na sa tulog. But I agree na this is the most beautiful I feel because of the beauty surrounding me at the moment. And it’s because of Dahlia that I’m able to feel all this love and be the best version of myself,” Anne opened up.

Fans think Dahlia looks like her father Erwan Heussaff, and Anne won’t contest. But she thinks the baby is more like her in attitude and talent. “Baka maging singer rin siya katulad ko,” quipped Anne,

who also loves to post videos of Dahlia humming and making cute noises.

Anne started to get emotional when asked about her fondest memories with Dahlia so far. There are just a lot and she cherishes them all especially the milestones. Dahlia is starting to exhibit signs of separation anxiety as well.

In her past interviews, Anne mentioned that giving birth in Australia was a last-minute decision. The whole process, from pregnancy to birth, was of course difficult. But seeing Dahlia for the first time made everything worth it.

“You really feel that kind of unconditional love, it’s an explosion of emotions that just takes over you. Aside from the fact na mahirap ‘yung whole process of actually giving birth, then, finally when she’s handed to you, all that pain just kind of dissipate. You’re basically holding your world and your universe in your hand,” she said.

She is grateful for having a supportive husband who’s also a hands-on father to Dahlia. The daddy chef loves to make baby food, of course. Now with Dahlia keeping their relationship more alive, Anne and Erwan feel like they’re on a deeper level of falling in love.

More than two decades into her stellar career, the actress has become the icon of making dreams, even those presumed impossible, happen. She is one of the most admired multi-hyphenates in the country. Looking back, she feels grateful and fulfilled, knowing that she’s worked hard for everything she achieved. She has no regrets.

“A lot of crazy things happened but each and every step, even the mistakes that came along with it, I have no regrets because it’s who I am today. I’m excited to one day share that whole crazy journey with Dahlia,” she added.

Anne has been hosting It’s Showtime for eleven years, that means more than a decade of long-hour daily hustle. Her pregnancy leave was the only time she’s able to enjoy her free days, although she’s now busy again tending to her growing baby’s needs.