Alexa PenaVega, the child star from Spy Kids, revealed that she left the Hollywood spotlight so she could pursue her relationship with God. In a new interview, the 33-year-old starlet explained her decision to leave Hollywood and pursue a relationship with her faith. She has since relocated her family to a rural home in Hawaii, saying that “God pulled her out” of Hollywood so she could pursue “living her life for Jesus.”

PenvaVega left behind fame five years ago in 2017. At the time, she and her husband, 32-year-old Carlos PenaVega, a former member of Big Time Rush, moved out of Hollywood and brought their family to Maui, Hawaii. In the island state, the couple lives peacefully with their three children in the name of Jesus Christ, their savior.

Alexa and Carlos left California for Hawaii after the birth of their first child. They wanted to find a place where they could live for Jesus Christ. That’s why they left heathen California for holy Hawaii so they could “be part of a community that shared their faith.”

The couple will be releasing a joint memoir entitled, What if Love is the Point? Living for Jesus in a Self-Consumed World. During a conversation with Fox, Alexa opened up about her faith and love for Jesus Christ. She explained that she decided to leave behind Hollywood because she was feeling “trapped in the entertainment world.”

She found Los Angeles to be “so jaded.” She simply did not feel that she fit in with the other people vying for positions in Hollywood. She said that “God pulled her out” of Los Angeles for the sole reason for her to “learn how to be an awesome mom and wife.”

In addition, Alexa’s husband was “really struggling” after he faced numerous bouts of “rejection.” Carlos was auditioning for roles but was not getting anything from Hollywood. The lifestyle “was just becoming too much for him,” Alexa said.

“Carlos was really struggling with the industry,” she shared. “Every audition he went on, it would get down between him and one other guy, and the other guy would always get it. The rejection was just becoming too much for him. This went on for a full year. At the time, I was pregnant.”

She added, “We’d always talked about moving to Hawaii, but later on in life, like a retirement plan. But we also knew that we didn’t want to raise our kids in Los Angeles.”

However, Alexa did not want to leave Hollywood because she “loved her career and LA.” Nevertheless, she was hit with a realization that Hawaii was a better life for her while she was “praying in the car” one day.

“It stopped me in my tracks because all that time, I thought we were just moving for Carlos. But I needed a heart to reset. I was the one trapped in the entertainment world and needed to take a step back. My job became my identity. God pulled me out of that so I could learn how to be an awesome mom and an awesome wife. God helped us build that foundation in our family. And once I had that revelation, I felt at peace.”

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