Real-life couple Alexa and Carlos PenaVega star in the new Hallmark movie Love in the Limelight

Real-life couple Alexa and Carlos PenaVega are starring in the new Hallmark movie Love in the Limelight.

“GUYS!!! We have a NEW movie coming out THIS weekend!!! Saturday!” Carlos wrote in an Instagram post. “WITH – All new original music written by yours truly!”

In Love in the Limelight, Alexa plays Summer Rivera, who meets her long-time pen pal and teenage crush (played by Carlos).

“Nick Mendez comes into her life and just kind of opens up a whole new side of Summer that her family hasn’t even seen,” Alexa said in an interview to promote the movie.

New Hallmark movie

Carlos and Alexa have been married since 2013. Both devout Christians, they met at a bible study group in Los Angeles. They moved to Hawaii soon after their first child was born.

“We…knew that we didn’t want to raise our kids in Los Angeles,” she said in a recent interview. “I felt this tug in my heart. I felt it was God going, ‘You guys need to get out of here. It’s time.’ I didn’t want to move. I knew it was the right decision, but it wasn’t something that I was so excited about.”

The couple, who have three children together, recently released a book called “What if Love is the Point? Living for Jesus in a Self-Consumed World.” (It can be found on Amazon here.)

The PenaVega family on tour with Big Time Rush. Alexa and Carlos will star in a new movie for Hallmark.

About the stars

Alexa made her debut as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kid movie franchise in 2001. She went on to guest star on TV shows such as Unsupervised and Royal Pains, and appeared in the movies Hairspray, Broken Hill, and The Devil’s Carnival.

Carlos starred in the Nickelodeon series Big Time Rush. He released his first solo album in 2014. He is currently on tour with Big Time Rush, and recently posted a photo on Instagram of his family on the road with him.

“People always ask me ‘WHY would you bring your family on tour?’ THIS is why!” he wrote. “No way Im spending 3 months away from the people that matter most to me. Don’t get me wrong. It’s hard. We had to pay for our own bus…And sometimes sleep is not guaranteed… but it’s been worth every penny and sleepless night. Love our little team like no other. If I’ve learned anything – fight for your family. Fight to be together when you can. And don’t take any moment for granted. We are not promised tomorrow. So make memories TODAY 🙂 That’s all I got! Love y’all!”

Alexa and Carlos have made a number of Hallmark movies together. In 2017 they starred in Enchanted Christmas. Love at Sea was released in 2018. They also played alongside each other in the Picture Perfect Mysteries series.

Love in the Limelight will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, August 6 at 8/7c.

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