Alexa PenaVega Shares an Update After Daughter’s Stillbirth: ‘Pain with Purpose’

Alexa PenaVega is sharing an update after announcing that her daughter was stillborn earlier this spring.

Posting an Instagram Reel on Wednesday, May 15, the Spy Kids alum, 35, opened up about her recent loss, which she and husband Carlos PenaVega, 34, also announced in a joint statement on Instagram. “So I just want to say, first off that we’re doing well. We’re actually doing really well, considering everything,” she began.

“Carlos is outside with the kids right now,” the actress continued. “They’re all doing yard work and it’s super sweet. We have been so thankful reading all of your messages of support.”

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The PenaVegas are parents to sons Ocean, 6, and Kingston, 4, as well as daughter Rio, 2.

“You know this season, obviously is the most traumatic thing that we’ve ever had to go through as a family, let alone I don’t think I’ve ever experienced anything quite like this. And I hope to never ever have to experience anything like this ever again,” she reflected.

“But it’s been really incredible to see how God has just moved through our family,” Alexa noted. “During this time, we have obviously felt a lot of pain. A lot of pain. But also, an insane amount of peace.”

Continuing on, she said, “This season I have learned so much about pain with purpose. Losing Indy was very hard and then right after losing her, my health declined a lot. And nobody could figure out what was wrong.”

Noting that she leaned on her faith and prayers to get through this difficult time, Alexa added that her late daughter changed her fundamentally.

“And let me tell you, Indy’s little life has transformed us. Like, completely. Our family has never been stronger, my faith has never been stronger, my marriage has never been stronger,” the star said. “Her life was so purposeful in just that short little bit that we had with her. And while she may not have taken a breath here on earth, she did not go without purpose.”

“It might be hard to understand unless you’ve experienced this kind of loss but I really do hope that you guys can see the crazy peace that we have, even through the pain,” Alexa shared. “And I do hope that you can see how much God is at work. And how much fruit little Indy’s life has produced already. ”

“And I know it’s just the beginning. And it doesn’t make sense. And days will continue to be hard. I know this is not just a….this season I know will come with a rollercoaster of feelings and emotions. I know that. But I’m just going to continue to allow his peace to just overwhelm us,” she concluded.

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