Alexa PenaVega of Spy Kids and husband Carlos PenaVega of Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush have welcomed their third child, a daughter named Rio Rey, their first girl.
“SO.. we’ve been MIA these last few days,” the caption of Alexa’s announcement on Instagram began.
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“Let’s just say we learned once again that God is always in control. You may have a PLAN for your life, but all that really matters is HIS plan.”
“Little Rio could not wait to come out and play with her brothers! Momma is feeling good and baby girl is kicking some serious booty in the NICU.
“Praying we can all be home together very soon! What a wave of emotions. Much love and thanks to all the Nurses, Doctors from Maui to Oahu — who brought little Rio safely into this world.🙏🏽❤️”
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The PenaVega couple reside in Hawaii with their two — now three — children. In addition to Rio, Alexa and Carlos share two sons, four-year-old Ocean and one-year-old Kingston.
Carlos shared an Instagram announcement of his own, echoing his wife’s words in the caption and adding some more of his thoughts underneath.
“Can’t wait to share the story with you all!” Carlos wrote.
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“I lift up my wifey @vegaalexa on this Mother’s Day. YOU ARE A CHAMP! I could never do what you do. The best momma to our 2 boys and now little girl. Thank you for being a solid rock for this family❤️”
Well-wishes have been left by fans and stars alike, with Justin Bieber’s mother, Canadian author Pattie Mallette, commenting on the post.
“❤️😭💐🙌❤️”, Mallette wrote, followed by, “Congratulations mama. 🎉🥰”
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The couple announced their pregnancy in a Christmas video from Big Time Rush on Instagram last year.
Alexa and Carlos started dating in 2012 and got engaged in August 2013. They tied the knot in January 2014 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Alexa’s maiden name was Vega, with Carlos birth surname being Pena. They combined their two names upon their marriage, changing their surnames to PenaVega.
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