On January 13, 2023, Hallmark real-life couple Alexa and Carlos PenaVega, who married in 2014 and have three young children, appeared on her YouTube channel for the first time in almost a year to announce her family of five are back and restart her popular vlog after what they described as a “crazy” year.
It may have felt like déjà vu for their more than 800,000 subscribers, considering the couple rebranded their vlog to “La Vida PenaVega” in March 2022. Although they declared at the time that they would get back into vlogging, and committed to regularly sharing footage of their family’s adventures, they now say they didn’t have the time or focus to keep it going. This time, the PenaVegas said they have a plan and a team to help them deliver on their promise.
“I know a lot of you are probably thinking, ‘I’ll believe it when I see it,'” Alexa admitted, before reassuring fans, “You’ll see it!”
Carlos excitedly added: “We’re officially back. We do it. We’re coming in hot!”
The PenaVegas explains why 2022 was so “crazy”.
The PenaVegas kicked off their new 20 minute video by talking about what has kept them from creating content for their popular channel over the past year.
“The last 10 months have been crazy,” Carlos said, before he and Alexa listed the top things from 2022 that are keeping them so busy.
The couple said they have been out – and on the water – with their sons for most of the year ocean6 and Kingston, 3 and a year old daughter Rio, who all have their own Instagram accounts run by their parents. In early 2022, the family left their Maui home, which They followed from Los Angeles 2020 work and live on a catamaran they bought in Florida.
During a performance in October the TODAY show, Alexa said, “We currently live on a boat with three kids. It sounds crazy but it’s so much fun.”
The PenaVegas also traveled to film the Hallmark movie Love in the Limelight and then went on a North American concert tour with Big Time Rush, the Nickelodeon-founded boy band that brought Carlos to fame from 2009 to 2013.
In October, the couple signed a new multi-picture deal with Hallmark Media. Over the next month, Alexa struggled to leave her family behind for a three-week shoot in Bulgaria and Paris, but the result is her latest Hallmark film. “The Paris Proposal” is scheduled to premiere on February 11.
The couple also released two books in 2022 — a children’s book called “Adventure Ocean” and called a memory “What if love is the point?” A third book, 100 Days to Love, featuring the couple’s 100 reflections on putting God’s love into action, will be released on February 14.
The PenaVegas ushered in 2023 by returning to Maui after a 10-month absence, but revealed in their new video that they’ll be back on tour soon. The family’s travel plans likely include Big Time Rush’s Latin America tour dates in February and March.
New vlog will feature PenaVega family cruise adventures
In their new video, Carlos said they have a “great team” who help them behind the scenes to edit, produce and release their videos for the year ahead and said their goal is to have at least one each week release new video.
The first few weeks of the vlogs will feature their cruise adventures starting in 2022, he said. The couple loves cruising and were named Royal Caribbean in 2018 — along with their eldest son Ocean very first “God’s family” one of its cruise ships, Symphony of the Seas.
However, the couple said they did not cruise for almost four years due to scheduling conflicts, the shutdown of cruise lines during the pandemic and their decision not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine that was required for cruise guests until the fall of 2022 .
In their latest vlog, the couple share behind-the-scenes footage of their return to the cruise ship in September, including taking pre-cruise COVID tests, adjusting to their family’s connected rooms, and leaving their children at the kids’ club for the first time, and dine at the ship’s Italian restaurant.
“We filmed everything and can’t wait to share it with you guys,” Carlos tells viewers in the video. “We look forward to the future of this channel. 2023 is going to be great folks!”
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