Happy at home Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega and more Hallmark Channel stars don’t just have kids in TV movies — they have families of their own at home.
TheFull HouseFor her part, alum got married Valeri BureThey were married in June 1996 and became parents two years later with the birth of their daughter, Natasha. The couple welcomed sons Lev (2001) and Maksim (2002).
The actress’ eldest child is following in her Hollywood footsteps, starring in TV movies like Home Sweet Home2020 Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff2021 Candace also praised her daughter that year, telling Heavy that Natasha is “making her way” in the industry.
“She’s been out there auditioning, being a working actor just as everyone else is,” the Fuller HouseIn September 2021, the alum gushed. “She’s been doing films … so I’m super proud and excited for her. … She’s made a consorted effort to make sure that she does this on her own. She gets everything because she works hard not because she’s riding on my coattails in any way, which is really why she doesn’t want to work with me.”
The Los Angeles native noted at the time that her daughter “doesn’t want to be in a Hallmark movie” as her costar, explaining, “That’s not to say she doesn’t want to do a Hallmark movie, but she wants to do it on her own. I’m very glad she’s out there doing her own thing, and I will happily promote all of her Lifetime movies, even though it’s the competing network. I’m her mother first so I will always be promoting them. If Hallmark doesn’t snatch her up for a Christmas movie, it’s Hallmark’s loss!”
PenaVega refers to the Ms. Ms.Star has younger children with her husband. Carlos PenaVega. She and Big Time Rush member Rio were married in Mexico in January 2014 and have two sons, Kingston and Ocean.
While the little ones don’t act yet, the Florida native did have a career at their age. “It did not feel like work,” the Taking a Shot at Love star gushed to Fox News in June 2018 of filming 2001’s Spy Kids. “We were like little kids playing dress up every day. We shot in an abandoned airport hangar located in Austin, Texas, just next to this vast field. So whenever we weren’t working, or in the school trailer, we were out in the field. We would catch caterpillars. My sisters and I were extremely adventurous kids. My whole entire family was in Austin while we were filming.”
The Ruby & the RockitsThe alum shared that she and her adult co-stars enjoyed going fishing and playing football together.
Continue scrolling for more Hallmark staples at home for kids, from A Christmas Wish‘ Lacey ChabertTo Christmas in Evergreen‘s Holly Robinson Peete.