Perfect pair! Carlos PenaVega Alexa PenaVega have made a commitment to being totally equal in their partnership — and changed their names to prove it.
The Spy KidsThe actress was previously married to Sean CovelFrom 2010 to 2012, before moving on with the Nickelodeon alum in the next year. The Missouri native proposed to the couple in September 2013. They tied the knot in Mexico in Jan 2014.
“We are so blessed to have been able to spend this special day with the people we love the most,” the then-newlyweds, who met at a Bible study program, told Us WeeklyAfter their wedding, they released a statement. “We look forward to sharing a happy and healthy life together.”
Four years later, the Broadway legend is still telling his story UseHer secret to a happy marriage is open communication.
“We both have the same foundation so we are reaching for the same goals in our family,” she said in October 2018. “Communication is so key. It’s hard to communicate sometimes. So it’s easier said then done, but the more you work at it and spend ‘intentional’ time together, not just ‘living together’ your marriage will prosper.”
The couple spends a lot of time together, apart from their daily lives at home. They went head-tohead in 2015 on season 21 Dancing With the Stars, which they later called the “hardest” and “most fulfilling” experience they’ve ever had.
“I’ve never felt more vulnerable,” Alexa told TV InsiderIn 2018, I was a judge on the ballroom contest show. “It was unlike any experience and they become your family. Everybody there is family now.”
The twosome later put their chemistry on display in a handful of Hallmark films, including 2016’s Love at SeaThe film even featured their first child, Ocean.
“Hallmark is all about family,” Carlos told TV Insider. “They knew that Ocean was going to be with us anyway, so they wrote a few little scenes where he would be in there. His name in the movie’s title is Tyler. One of the Hallmark executives said Ocean reminded him of Tyler. So there are a lot of throwbacks to the Hallmark family in this movie.”
Ocean was born in 2016 and the couple welcomed Rio and Kingston in 2019 and 2021 respectively. The arrival of baby No. The 3rd baby, Ruby & the Rockits alum said she felt “so beyond blessed” for her growing family.
“If you would have told us 8 years ago that we would be that family with two adorable boys and a baby on the way… that we’d be living in Hawaii and still be able to do the work that we do… that we’d have the most amazing community… and that we would all wear @crocs all the time…I think we would have moved to Hawaii and started having kids way sooner 🤣,” she joked via Instagram in January 2021.
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