Alex PenaVega glances lovingly at her husband Carlos in a shot from their spread in Fit Pregnancy and Baby‘s November issue.
The pregnant 28-year-old actress opened up about loving her son Ocean, starting a family and her former eating disorder. Check it:
On finding the right time to start a family: “Carlos and I wanted kids for a while, but this industry does not make it easy for you to be pregnant. We travel so much for work. Plus, we wanted to be in a good place financially. But we realized that the ‘perfect time’ doesn’t exist. So, about six months before I was scheduled to go on Dancing With the Stars, I had my IUD removed and said, ‘Whatever happens, happens.’”
On worrying that her former eating disorder would affect her pregnancy: “We tried to get pregnant for a good six months without luck. When it’s not working, you think, ‘Is there something wrong with me?’ I struggled with an eating disorder when I was younger. It was a big part of my life, and I was worried that I wasn’t getting pregnant because of some long-term damage from what I’d put my body through. Even though my doctor said I was healthy, I felt so guilty about it.”
On loving her son Ocean before meeting him: “My baby is moving all the time; I wonder when he actually sleeps. I discovered I can play little games with him. He chases my hand around my belly: I push my hand on it, and he kicks it off. I wish I could explain how my heart feels when we play that.”
Vanessa Hudgens rocks a cute “no coffee no workee” sweatshirt while doing some retail therapy with her sister Stella on Monday afternoon (January 25) in Studio City, Calif.
The 27-year-old actress’ Grease co-star Carlos PenaVega recently talked about their kissing scene.
“We’re like running the show through in our rehearsal space…I was like, ‘Oh my gosh! We have to do the whole kissing scene’…so then it comes to our scene, and her and I are, like, sitting there,” Carlos told People. “I started to go in, and I just didn’t feel right. So I was like, ‘Okay, cool, so we’re not doing this.’”
He added, “So I just kissed her neck.” LOL!
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The 27-year-old actresses were joined by their co-stars Carlos PenaVega and Aaron Tveit as they chatted about the January 31 production.
Vanessa told the audience that she was shocked when she found out she was being considered for the character Rizzo instead of Sandy.
“When I heard they were doing this, my manager called me and said, ‘Yeah, they’re doing Grease, and they’re interesting in you for Rizzo,’” Vanessa said. “I’m, like, ‘Are you sure? Not Sandy?’ I always saw myself as Sandy. I was always the good girl in my mind. Then I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, Rizzo is so amazing. This is gonna be so much fun.’”
Also pictured: Vanessa makes her way to a taping of Live with Kelly and Michael on Tuesday (January 19) in New York City.
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The 26-year-old Big Time Rush singer took to Instagram to write his wife a sweet message for their anniversary.
“Today marks two years that I have been married to this #incredible #wonderful #inspirational and #loving human being,” Carlos wrote. “@vegaalexa you are my everything!! Love you like crazy and am so thankful God bought us together! Your stuck with me… FOREVER!! #marriedlife #GodisGreat”
Aw, happy wedding anniversary, guys! We hope it’s a great one!
Carlos PenaVega might not have been able to make it to Witney Carson‘s wedding in Utah on New Year’s Day — but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t thinking of her.
The 26-year-old actor and singer wrote a sweet message to his former Dancing With The Stars partner after she wed her high school sweetheart, Carson McAllister.
“Just wanted to take a second to congratulate my dancing partner..the beautiful @WitneyCarson on her marriage!” he wrote on Instagram. “SOO Sorry I could not be there! Love you and pray that you and Carson love one another forever and keep God 1st! You have just embarked on the best journey life has to offer! #marriedlife.”
Carlos added, “Happy that @therealalfonsoribeiro could be there to represent all your DWTS partners!! I’m sure you all had an incredible day and I can’t wait to hear all about it when your back!!”
“My Los! You are a champion! How you handled yourself last night…You are a class act!!! You find a way to bring a light to every situation and make everything positive,” Alexa wrote. “You aren’t afraid to share your faith and show the world who God made us all to be. You encourage and lift up everyone around you. I believe God stretched the both of us on this journey!!!”
Alexa continued, “I feel even more united and more strengthened through all of this. Baby… You weren’t just good… You were great! You gave something special to EVERY performance. It never felt forced… You just brought it!!! I do believe they were tougher on you but you would push through the comments and rise to the occasion! I am SO PROUD OF YOU!!! So so so proud my angel!!!! I can’t wait for our many many more incredible adventures together!!! :)”
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