Former Disney Star Reveals Tragic Death of Infant Daughter

Alexa PenaVega reveals death of infant daughter
Credit: Dimension Films

For three decades, actress Alexa PenaVega has called a Hollywood film set home. The actress has been in numerous hit films and television shows, including Little Giants (1994), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), Sleepover (2004), Nashville (2014), and The Loud House (2017). However, she is probably most well-known for her role as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids franchise. The franchise was produced by Troublemaker Studios and distributed by Dimension Films, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.

Spy Kids

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Despite her constant work in Hollywood, Penavega left the bright lights of the big city and moved her family to the stunning island of Maui in 2017. Alexa Vega and her husband, Nickelodeon star, Carlos Pena, were married in January 2014, and the two both changed their last names to PenaVega. They share three children, two sons and one daughter.

Alexa Vega Spy Kids

Credit: Alexa PenaVega Instagram

In November 2023, the couple announced they were expecting their fourth child. Sadly, Mrs. PenaVega has recently shared that she gave birth to a stillborn daughter, Indy. She revealed her daughter’s tragic passing on Instagram with a heartbreaking post.

There are never the right words to say when it comes to loss. After a beautiful and peaceful delivery, our daughter “Indy” was born at rest. It has been a painful journey. But in the pain we have found peace. God continues to comfort and hold us in his arms. The prayers from the community around us have been so sustaining in this difficult season.

This little girl has already changed our lives in so many ways. She was absolutely beautiful. And looked just like daddy. Dark hair and all. Grief has come to us in waves. Moments of feeling absolutely gutted… then moments of feeling blessed by just getting a moment with her. 

We can’t understand why things like this happenand we may never get those answers. Indy Rex PenaVega, you completely changed our world. You moved us to a new place. You gave us the community we have been longing for. We love you can’t wait to see how many other lives you change. 


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Condolences quickly began to pour in for the heartbroken couple. The couple has appeared in a number of Hallmark films, and former Hallmark star, Candace Cameron Bure, let them know she was thinking of them.

          We love you. We love baby Indy. We are praying for you and Los and the kids and the day you all reunite ❤️❤️❤️. With all our hearts, we are here for you!!!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Mrs. PenaVega appeared in season 21 of the hit ABC show, Dancing With the Stars. Former DWTS ballroom dancer and current judge, Derek Hough, also extended his deepest sympathies.

          Your words breathe Beauty and strength in a time of grief and loss. I am so sorry for your loss 🙏🏼 May your hearts be filled with comfort ❤️

Alexa Penavega

Credit: Alexa PenaVega Instagram

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The couple first met in 2012 when they attended the same Bible study. At the time, Pena starred in the hit Nickelodeon showBig Time Rush. He was also in a band of the same name. Vega even appeared in the series finale of Big Time Rush, where she played Pena’s new girlfriend. They became engaged in August 2013, and married 5 months later.

Carlos and Alex PeneVega share stories of their life, their marriage, and their faith on their YouTube Channel, La Vida PenaVega.

We extend our deepest condolences to the entire PenaVega family. 

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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