The Spy Kids Are All Grown Up—and Are Totally Couples' Goals

Alexa PenaVega and Daryl Sabara played Carmen Cortez and Juni Cortez in four Spy Kids films.

By Corinne Heller Feb 07, 2019 9:07 PMTags
Daryl Sabara, Spy KidsMiramax Films; Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock

Remember the Spy Kids? Well, in case you aren't aware, Alexa PenaVega and Daryl Sabara are still popular as adults, and they should definitely double-date, because fans love them even more as a unit with their significant others.

The actress played Carmen Cortez and the actor played her brother Juni Cortez in the four Spy Kids films, the first of which was released in 2001. Back then, Alexa was known as Alexa Vega. The 30-year-old actress took on a combined last name with 29-year-old husband Carlos PenaVega, formerly known as Carlos Pena and who rose to fame his role on the Nickelodeon series Big Time Rush, after they wed in 2014.

The two have garnered a large fan following on Instagram, where they often share photos of themselves with their 2-year-old son, Ocean King PenaVega. The PenaVegas are currently expecting their second child.

Daryl 26, married singer Meghan Trainor last December, on her 25th birthday, a year after they got engaged and more than two years after they started dating.

They Dated? Surprising Star Couples

Here are some of the Spy Kids actors' cutest moments with their spouses:

Carmen Cortez

Remember the Spy Kids? Alexa PenaVega played Carmen Cortez in four Spy Kids movies.

Juni Cortez

And Daryl Sabara played her brother Juni Cortez.

All About That Love

Meghan Trainor made her and Daryl Sabara's relationship Instagram official in fall 2016.

All About That Proposal

Daryl Sabara proposed to Meghan Trainor in December 2017 on her 24th birthday, under a tunnel of Christmas lights, after dating for a year and a half.

All About That Wedding

Daryl Sabara married singer Meghan Trainor in front of 100 close friends and family in an intimate backyard ceremony at their L.A. home in December 2018, on her 25th birthday.

All About That Dance

During their wedding, Daryl Sabara surprised his bride Meghan Trainor with a dance routine to a variety of songs, including Justin Timberlake's "Suit and Tie."

Alexa, Show Me the Ring

Alexa Vega and Carlos Pena got engaged in fall 2013 after dating for about a year.

Introducing the PenaVegas

Alexa PenaVega and Carlos PenaVega appear at their wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in 2014, and combine their last names.

PenaVega Baby No. 1 on the Way

The PenaVegas shared some exciting news in June 2016.

Welcome PenaVega Baby No. 1

Alexa PenaVega gave birth to her and husband Carlos PenaVega's first child, son Ocean, in December 2016.

New Parents

The PenaVegas shared an intimate moment after Alexa gives birth to Ocean.

PenaVega Baby No. 2

Alexa and Carlos PenaVega announced their happy news, with the help of their son. Then in July 2019, she gave birth to son Kingston James

Oh, Baby

In October 2020, Meghan Trainor announced she's pregnant with the couple's first child. 

PenaVega Baby No. 3

On Christmas Day in 2020, the couple announced they're expecting their third little one

"We said 'I love you,' like, day six,'" Trainor said on Bailee Madison and Kaitlin Vilasuso's podcast Just Between Us on Thursday. "We were dating for six days and I said, 'You want to go on tour with me?' So we were on tour for our first months of getting to know each other. Being in a hotel, stuck with someone? It was great!"

"That's why stuff went fast," she continued. "We were like, Okay, we're living together. This is how we eat food, shower, and live.' Then he said something like, 'I can see a future with you that I couldn't see with other girls when I would date them. I can really see you in my future.' And I was like, 'You wanna marry me?!' and that was days before I wrote 'Marry Me' and then I walked down the aisle to this song."

Watch: Meghan Trainor Talks Tour and New Romance

Looking forward to a new generation of Spy Kids, from the OG Spy Kids!