Today, the media closely follows and covers stories surrounding celebrity relationships. But there are certain superstars who manage to keep their love lives relatively private. One of those people is Australian actor Chris Hemsworth.
Hemsworth is most known for his roles in the Avengers franchise, as well as being the brother of Liam Hemsworth, who is also an actor. Liam is married to singer Miley Cyrus, so needless to say, his relationship is much more known and followed by the public. But what about Chris?
Meet Mrs. Hemsworth
Fans gushing over heartthrob Chris Hemsworth might be disappointed to learn that he’s officially off the market. His wife’s name is Elsa Pataky and she’s a Spanish model and actress. Although certainly not as uber-famous as her husband, Pataky has successfully worked in the industry for over 20 years. She is most known for her role as Elena Neves in The Fast and the Furious franchise. She was also featured in Snakes on a Plane alongside Morgan Freeman. Besides acting, she’s also had a successful modeling career. She was featured as the cover model on a number of magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, and Glamour.
Before marrying Hemsworth, Pataky dated actor Adrien Brody in 2006. Though the relationship only lasted three years, they were pretty serious at one point; one year Brody purchased her a 19th-century estate in New York as a birthday present. The two split in 2009. A year later, after being introduced through their mutual representatives, Pataky began dating Hemsworth, who is seven years younger than her. It was obviously a strong connection from the start because the two got married that very same year. In a previous interview with Elle magazine, Hemsworth said, “From the first time we met, we just made sense. She’s fun. She’s outgoing, and she has a sense of humor and a passionate attitude toward life, which is nice to try to keep up with.”
Putting Family First
Fans unaware that Chris is married may also not know the two share three children together. Their first child, born in 2012, is a girl named India Rose. Two years later, Pataky gave birth to twin sons, Sasha and Tristan. In a past interview, Pataky said that when she met Chris she was at a point in her life where she had already spent a lot of years working hard and was ready to settle down and be a mom.
The two have built a home in Australia, away from Hollywood, which may contribute to their ability to stay away from the limelight. And while the couple isn’t an everyday media spectacle, they have both opened up in the past about their relationship and family. Hemsworth has admitted that he’s sometimes found himself wondering how his career may have been different had he not gotten married and started a family. Though he said he has no regrets, he acknowledges that it’s impossible not to wonder how his personal life and family-fueled decisions have informed his current career trajectory. He also shared that he and Pataky often talk about how important it is to them both that their children aren’t raised with a sense of privilege or entitlement.
Although the two may seem like the picture-perfect couple in terms of appearances, they have both also been honest about some of their struggles. In a recent interview, for example, Hemsworth admitted that both he and his wife can be stubborn at times. Occasionally, it can lead to them “butting heads.” But, despite them both possessing strong opinions, they are clearly doing something right. Nearly a decade of marriage can speak to that.
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