Now that Carlos and Alexa PenaVega know the gender of their second baby, the parents are breathing a sigh of relief. The couple recently opened up to People about how thrilled they are to be expecting another boy.
“I know everybody was kind of hoping for a girl for us because we already have a boy, but we really both wanted another boy,” Alexa told the publication. “Our kid is tough and he just needs a little boy that he can wrestle with and play with.”
The actress continued, “When we found out that we were having another boy, there was like this actual almost relief. Even though a girl would have been adorable and so sweet and great, having another little boy, I really believe it’s exactly what our family needed.”
The Spy Kids actress and Big Time Rush star were married in 2014 in a Puerta Vallarta, Mexico ceremony after over a year of dating. The two made headlines when they decided to combine their last names (Pena and Vega) to come up with their new surname, Pena Vega. Their first child, son Ocean King, was born in December of 2016. Carlos and Alexa are open with fans about their family life via their YouTube channel, LexLovesLos. They announced their second pregnancy on their channel earlier this year in January.
Alexa also added that they’re thrilled to have another boy since they already have the perfect name picked out. The couple is planning on calling their new addition Kingston James, or K.J. for short. The famous mama revealed she came up with the cute moniker while doing some shopping. “It was literally as simple as that, at Target, in the underwear section!” she revealed.
Alexa and Carlos sure haven’t been slowing down their work schedules despite their impending arrival. In fact, the couple is set to star on Hallmark Channel’s new film Picture Perfect Mysteries: Newlywed and Dead, which will air this coming Sunday. This is even more surprising, considering that Alexa has revealed her newest pregnancy hasn’t been as smooth as her first one. “I had more morning sickness, and I would definitely say that this is a much bigger pregnancy, and I got much bigger faster,” she explained.
Carlos couldn’t help but gush over his wife and how well she’s handled work while expecting. “She’s the best. I mean, we love working together,” he chimed in. “When we tell people that, they’re like, ‘Wait, really? You like spending time with your wife?’ I’m like ‘Yeah!’”
If one thing is for sure, fans can expect this outgoing couple to keep the public updated about their growing family via YouTube and their social media channels. We can’t wait to meet their little boy this coming fall!