After Matthew McConaughey And Ariel Winter Left Hollywood, Hallmark’s Alexa PenaVega Opens Up About Why Her Family Also Departed

Celebrities have been leaving Hollywood for years, but this trend has really accelerated during the pandemic era. Chris Hemsworth and Matthew McConaughey were pre-pandemic defectors from LA, but in more recent years, Ariel Winter left Hollywood for the other coast, as did other celebrities, including James Van Der Beek, who also moved during the Covid-19 era. The list may be long, but among those early defectors were Hallmark’s Alexa PenaVega (and her frequent on-screen partner and husband Carlos PenaVega), who recently opened up about the whys behind saying goodbye to Tinseltown. 

As it turns out, there was a myriad of reasons the couple left Hollywood, but chief among them was her husband’s mental state. In an interview, Alexa opened up about the rejections Carlos was facing during a time of change for them. She told Fox News:

Carlos was really struggling with the industry. 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. We’d always talked about moving to Hawaii, but later on in life, like a retirement plan.

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