We love a confident woman who embraces her age, don’t we folks? That’s what Alyssa Milano is doing as she celebrates turning 50 with an empowered Instagram post.
“This is 50,” she writes in the caption of her make-up free selfie. “No filter. No touching up. No make up. I will spend this day, the same as every day. I will move a little, love a lot, be of service, and count my blessings.”
“I’m happy to be here. Right here. Right now. In this time. In my time. In your time.”
Milano, best known for her portrayal of Samantha on “Who’s the Boss?” the ’80s and the show “Charmed” in the ’90s, continued: “There’s still so much to look forward to! And you know what? It’s even been okay to look back at where I’ve been, where I came from, how far I’ve come, who came into my life and who stayed.”
Aging is a privilege, and with that privilege comes the knowledge, wisdom, and confidence of lived experiences. You start to learn who you really are, who and what you really love, and who and what you don’t have the time or energy for.
“Thanks for all of your support and Birthday wishes,” she continues. “Let’s keep going.”
And because we all love nostalgia, Milano posted a group picture on Instagram with her “Who’s the Boss?” co-stars Tony Danza, Rhoda Gemignani and Danny Pinaturo and hinted that a sequel series might just be in the works.
“Getting closer. If you know what I mean,” she wrote.
Last year, Milano said that a year after Who’s The Boss ended, she had two abortions. In a new podcast interview, Milano explains how her Catholic faith gave her misguided feelings about her abortions and the miscarriages she suffered before becoming a mom.
“I definitely had this moment of, ‘Well, I’m being punished,’ basically for abortions in my 20s,” Milano told “Me Becoming Mom” podcast host Zoë Ruderman at the time. “It took a while in therapy to realize that that was something that I was putting on myself.”
Milano is a wife and mother of two—Milo, 11, and Elizabella,8—who is clearly thriving. Happiest birthday wishes to a fabulous woman and mama.