Carlos PenaVega ‘Chickened Out’ of Big Proposal

A dream come true … form of! Alexa PenaVega virtually bought her ‘favourite’ proposal from husband Carlos PenaVega — however he bought chilly ft on the final minute. 

“This was really my husband’s thought and it was the way in which he wished to suggest to me, however didn’t get to,” Alexa, 34, completely instructed Us Weekly whereas selling her new Hallmark film, A Paris Proposal. “I assumed it was so genius. There’s this water present on this cruise ship — he was in talks with them and chickened out final minute — ​the place in the midst of the present,** the ground [would come] up after which all of the acrobats [would] come out of the water they usually’re actually lifted out of the water. He wished to return up out of that whereas I’m watching the present and suggest to me that approach.” 

Whereas the idea, which the Spy Youngsters star known as “wild,” “insane,” “tremendous cool and romantic,” by no means got here to fruition, the Large Time Rush singer, 33, nonetheless managed to pop the query abroad whereas the twosome had been at dinner with their mates. 

Now, the pair have been fortunately married for nearly a decade and share three youngsters: sons Ocean, 5, and Kingston, 3, and daughter Rio, 21 months. They’ve additionally starred collectively in three motion pictures within the Image Excellent Mysteries collection for Hallmark Films & Mysteries and Enchanted Christmas, Love at Sea and Love within the Limelight for Hallmark Channel. 

With the ability to work alongside her beau is without doubt one of the causes Alexa loves being part of Hallmark, whom she says has been “superb” to their household through the years. 

“They’ve given us a lot superb inventive freedom to have the ability to carry forth initiatives that we actually love [and] that we’re happy with,” she gushed to Us. “Earlier in our careers with Hallmark,** there weren’t many actors who had been spouses working collectively. They had been those that wished to provide us that chance to type of make that occur. And now you see it much more in Hollywood, however six years in the past? That wasn’t a factor. You didn’t see an entire lot of husband-wife groups on display screen.” 

Alexa PenaVega and Carlos PenaVega.
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The Florida native defined that Hallmark understands “household values” and “the significance of conserving household collectively” — one thing that feels particularly vital with every little thing that’s occurred to the world up to now few years. 

“You simply can’t assist however wanna maintain the folks that you simply care about actually, actually shut,” she stated. “And I feel we’re gonna see much more of that sooner or later, simply throughout the board in all initiatives.”

The Nashville alum has no plans to cease creating alongside her hubby anytime quickly — and instructed Us that the duo are in a “season” the place they’re “extra in love than ever.” 

“We don’t say that to be, like, tacky or dorky or no matter. Nevertheless it’s like, we actually want one another so badly. Might he do it on his personal? Might I do it by myself? Yeah, however, I want his love,” she shared. “I really want his assist and particularly on this business that we’re in and the world that we’re in. You must encompass your self [with] individuals who actually carry out the perfect in you. And we do this for one another.” 

The Spare Elements star added that the significance of discovering “your teammate” in life can’t be undervalued.

“There isn’t anything like that feeling since you get to be elevated to the purpose of, ‘I really feel like nothing can cease me.’ I actually do really feel unstoppable, however that’s as a result of I do know I’ve a associate the place if I journey, he’s gonna catch me after which we’re gonna maintain going,” she stated. 

The Sleepover actress and boy band member could also be an unstoppable duo, however that doesn’t imply Alexa is afraid to problem herself with solo initiatives. Her newest movie, A Paris Proposal, took her throughout the pond to Paris and Bulgaria — a solo journey she says was “arduous,” however wanted.

“I left my household to go make this film. And I by no means do this. We now have, like, a really strict two-week rule, however as a result of this was filming in another country … It simply made extra sense to permit the household to remain behind on that,” she defined. “Due to that, it actually gave me a possibility.

Being on set sans her brood allowed Alexa to spend extra time with the forged, attending dinners the place they’d “go over their strains for the following day.” The additional bonding time, in response to the Tomorrow Individuals alum, elevated the movie to the following stage. 

“We’d speak [a lot] in regards to the scenes and what we may add to it to type of like make it slightly bit extra particular or possibly slightly extra distinctive than Hallmark used to seeing,” she shared. “And I feel that’s the place it actually shined. We had been in a position to simply do our homework.” 

A Paris Proposal premieres on Hallmark Sunday, February 11, at 8 p.m. ET.