CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
We consent to the reference to our firm under the caption Independent Registered PublicAccounting Firm in the Statement of Additional Information and to the use of our reports: (1) dated February 17, 2006, with respect to the statutory-basis financial statements and schedules of Transamerica Life Insurance Company and(2) dated February 3, 2006, with respect to the financial statements of the subaccounts of Transamerica Separate Account VA R, which are available for investment by contract owners of Transamerica Principium Variable Annuity included inPost-effective Amendment No. 6 to the Registration Statement (Form N-4 No. 333-109580) under the Securities Act of 1933 and related Prospectus of Transamerica Principium Variable Annuity.
/s/ Ernst & Young LLP
Des Moines, Iowa
April 24, 2006