Carlos and Alexa PenaVega Expecting First Child

06/16/2016 at 10:45 AM ET

Make way for another Spy KidAlexa PenaVega is pregnant!

The 27-year-old actress and her husband, Big Time Rush member Carlos PenaVega, are expecting their first child, they confirm.

“We can’t believe we’re having a baby,” the couple tell PEOPLE exclusively. “Truly, our hearts are exploding with the new blessing we get to experience.”

“Breaking news! It’s #ClearblueConfirmed! There is going to be a new cool kid in town … And by cool I mean dorky just like their father,” Carlos, 26, wrote playfully on Instagram next to a photo of the excited couple holding up a positive pregnancy test.

“A little PenaVega is on the way!!!” he adds, with the hashtags, “#ItsHappening,” “#HolyWow” and “#Imgoingtobeadaddy.”

PenaVega First Pregnancy Announcement
Carlos PenaVega/Instagram

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Alexa also took to Instagram to express the couple’s joy over their announcement, with a photo depicting her husband kissing her cheek, her eyes closed blissfully, and the word “Pregnant” clearly visible on the test window.

“I cannot believe I finally get to say this … WE’RE PREGNANT!!!” she wrote. “It’s #ClearblueConfirmed that a little blessing is joining the PenaVega family!!! We can’t wait!!!”

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This is the first child for the couple, who were engaged in 2013 and married in Mexico in January 2014. They were the first-ever married couple to both compete on Dancing with the Stars simultaneously, during the fall 2015 season.

“If I’ve learned anything it’s that relationships are about compromise,” Alexa told PEOPLE shortly after she and Carlos became engaged.

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klutzy_girl on

I’ve loved her since Spy Kids. Congratulations to them!

Naomi on

Making a pregnancy announcement into an ad? How cheesy.

Lisa on

Can’t tell if they are using their pregnancy announcement as a way to make money or if they’re announcing way too early for attention… Jeez, what people will do for money.

Roxnsox on

So disgusting to make your pregnancy announcement into an ad. Good luck to their child.

odiemountain on

sponsored much?

Anonymous on

How are they advertising?? Because they used a pregnancy test, that confirmed their pregnant.

Sarah on

PenaVega = penis in vagina, clearly.

jax on

Congratulations to them!

Paula on

Very happy for them. Congrats.

Anonymous on

So many negative comments!! if you have nothing nice to say then shut up!! Congratulations to the couple!!

anonymous on

They seems great couple. Good for them!

Jane on

LOL So many haters…….

Congrats to the new parents! Announce it however you want 🙂

Callie on

One of my favorite episodes of The Middle is when she was one as Morgan, she was such a stuck up snob. I liked when Frankie attacked her though, that was funny. Too bad she wasn’t on longer, she is funny

Callie on

Wow, seriously Naomi, Lisa, Roxnsox, odiemountain – you must be miserable people. Learn to be happy for others.

Naomi on

I’m definitely not a miserable person. It IS cheesy. It’s supposed to be a very special time amongst you and your spouse, family, friends, etc but instead was made into an ad that they were likely paid for. I don’t know how pointing that out makes me miserable, but ok.

gymluv on

Nothing like turning a pregnancy announcement into a paid commercial advertisement. It is the definition of tacky. They saw the pee stick result and quickly calculated how much money they could make from it. #ChaChingFromTheClearBlueSky

LA on

LOVED them on DWTS. What a great couple. They became part of the DWTS family. I’m so glad for them. Maks and Peta are also pregnant and Allison and Twitch just had a baby boy, Maddox. What a beautiful and loved little baby this will be. Congrats to Alexa and Carlos.

Taylor on

They’re like the 10th celeb couple that I’ve seen promoting Clearblue with their pregnancy announcement. A tad bit tacky. I’m not sure why they need to get paid for this kind of stuff. They probably used a different test to begin with anyway and redid it for the instagram.

Angie on

Lovely couple, so happy for them.

Bee on

She seems to have grown up fast. Married and divorced quite young and now an ad for her pregnancy. How utterly tacky.

ONP on

They’re lovely couple. Congratulations!

Vanna on

I loved her on Spy Kids. Congratulations to her.

Donna on

They are just the cutest couple !!! I loved them on DWTS and I am very, very Happy for them !!! I’m sure they will be adorable parents !!!

Donna on

My God Sarah, exactly how old are you? What an immature comment. 😦

teachergrl23 on

This site never disappoints with all the nasty comments, so many miserable wenches commenting. RME If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all. Otherwise, keep your traps shut. It happens in literally every pregnancy announcement, there are always a bunch of nasty comments by incredibly angry, petty, lonely and jealous, women.

Yay on

Love her and didn’t realize she was nearly 30. Happy for her. I was so confused by their surname though.

What a modern Hubby to not only take on her surname but to also have it as the dominant surname in the final slot. Different but nice.

I doubt its advertisement, #clearblueconfirmed is a normal hashtag for non celebs too. See it alll the time on my TTC apps which I’m sure, if they were trying, is where she got the id3a from. It’s used by preggers alike…..she’s not Kim K or Chrissy Teigen… like Alexa is really soooo famous that the moment she found out, she made her PA pitch a deal to clearblue? Lol riiiiightttt. Stop trying to find conspiracy in normal moments of excitement and celebration.