Why Hallmark’s Carlos and Alexa PenaVega Abruptly Moved To Tennessee


It’s hardly surprising to see celebrities frequently changing addresses, often treating real estate like a sport. Many maintain homes on both coasts, bouncing between Los Angeles and an Eastern state on a whim. Some, however, choose to live away from LA altogether. Mark Wahlberg moved his family to Nevada, Chris Pratt tends to sheep on his ranch in Washington, and Meryl Streep resides in Connecticut. Meanwhile, celebrity couple Alexa and Carlos PenaVega lead a more nomadic lifestyle.

Although not literal nomads living in an RV, the PenaVegas have made significant moves over the years. Their latest decision? Setting roots in Tennessee. In April 2024, they moved to Taylor Swift’s home state, joining Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel as new residents. Before this, Alexa, already familiar with Tennessee from her “Nashville” days, split her time between Maui and Florida with her family. They even considered retrofitting a boat to sail the world.

The sailing plan has been shelved for now as they settled in Nashville. Interestingly, the move wasn’t driven by nostalgia but was a spontaneous decision.

Despite their ongoing Hollywood careers and a substantial Hallmark contract, Alexa and Carlos PenaVega are thriving online. Their YouTube channel is nearing a million subscribers, and together, they have nearly 4 million Instagram followers. When their social media activity slowed in early 2024, fans grew concerned.

In March, the couple explained their sporadic updates through a joint Instagram post, revealing their impromptu move to Tennessee. “We both (separately) felt God calling us to take a trip to Tennessee. Had no idea why. It was 8 o’clock at night, and we decided to take a leap of faith,” they wrote. During the trip, they found a house offered by friends, making the decision to relocate seem like fate.

Their sailing plans and Maui home have been put on hold, trusting their spontaneous move is the right step. “Even in the confusion and with so many questions… we cannot wait for this new season with our growing familia,” they added.

Relocating to different parts of the world is just another chapter in the PenaVegas’ lives. This isn’t their first major move; they previously left Hollywood for Hawaii when starting their family.

In 2016, after welcoming their first child, Alexa and Carlos moved to Maui. Carlos was at a career crossroads, and Alexa was overwhelmed by her acting commitments. “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,” Alexa told Fox News, realizing she needed a retreat. “I needed a heart reset. I was the one trapped in the entertainment world and needed to take a step back.”

They explained their decision to People, with Alexa noting they were exhausted by LA’s hustle and bustle. “We’ve never fit the Hollywood mold. We’ve never done things in the conventional way,” she said. Given their track record, it’s anyone’s guess where they’ll move next. Start placing your bets!