It may not be easy to determine who the world’s best dad is but if there is anyone who makes a good case for that title, it is Chris Hemsworth. On the screens, the Aussie movie star is most famous for portraying the strong-willed and formidable god of thunder, Thor, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, off the screens, it is a different ball game altogether as the god of thunder is a big softy who is totally smitten with his wife and three children.
The award-winning Hemsworth is happily married to Spanish actress and producer, Elsa Pataky, and they have gone on to welcome three children in the course of their union. The couple makes their home in Chris’s native Australia and provides an enviable life for their offsprings filled with fun activities such as surfing, fishing, camping, vacations, and cinema trips. They gleefully capture this on their social media accounts whilst taking measures to protect their children from the adverse effects of fame.
His Love Story With Wife, Elsa Pataky
The woman who stole Thor’s heart is the Spanish actress/model, Elsa Pataky. She is seven years older than the Aussie actor and is best recognized for her role in the Fast and Furious film franchise. She has also starred in other films such as Giallo and Snakes on a Plane. Hemsworth and his wife first met in September 2010 after being introduced to each other by a mutual friend. They exchanged a bunch of phone calls, during which Elsa fell for the actor’s amazing voice, and they eventually met up. Their first few dates proved to be quite successful and Chris found himself falling for Elsa’s fun, outgoing, passionate, and humorous nature.
The pair naturally commenced a relationship and by December of that same year, they tied the knot on the Indonesian island of Sumba. The wedding was spontaneous as the couple never set out to do it at that particular time. They just realized that they were vacationing with both their families in the same spot and at the same time and decided that it was a perfect time to get married. Since that spontaneous nuptials, Chris and Elsa have remained together and their love has blossomed. They have supported each other’s careers and have welcomed three children together.
Meet Chris Hemsworth’s Children
Following the birth of their third child, Chris Hemsworth and his wife relocated from Los Angeles to Byron Bay, Australia. They now make their home in their sprawling beach-side mansion which the actor purchased for $7.2 million in 2014. The Thor star has meanwhile revealed that the birth of his children made him love his wife more while also instilling in him a greater appreciation for all that she does to keep the family going.
He has also stated that parenting has been a humbling experience as his life is not just about him anymore but about the precious bundles of joy that he has been blessed with. Hemsworth and his wife try to present a unified front when disciplining their kids but they sometimes disagree due to cultural differences. The Aussie star is more reserved when it comes to family life but the Spanish Elsa goes all out. This difference in style creates an opportunity for friction but Hemsworth and his wife try to not let that be the case.
His Daughter – India rose
Chris Hemsworth has three children and his very first is daughter, India Rose. India was born in London in May 2012. She and her dad can be spotted on several adventures together which he often posts on his social media pages. Her superstar father also makes time for her extracurricular activities and once won a dad’s race for her.
The little girl was however unimpressed by the feat despite the fact that her dad put quite the effort to ensure that he emerged victorious for her. Hemsworth has meanwhile revealed that he named his daughter India because the Asian country holds a special place in his heart. His wife also spent a lot of time in that country and as such, they had no hesitations choosing that particular name for her.
Twin Sons – Sasha and Tristan
Hemsworth has two sons – twin boys, Sasha and Tristan, who were born in California in March 2014. The boys are two years younger than their older sister and they exhibit diverse personalities. According to their superstar dad, Tristan is athletic and emotional while Sasha is a “little gangster”. Sasha, therefore, defends his brother whenever he gets picked on by other kids.
Such differing personalities perplexes their dad but he is dedicated to inculcating the same good values in both boys. The actor and his wife are also resolute in ensuring that all three of their children grow up with an appreciation and respect for material things rather than being spoilt and entitled just because their parents are rich and famous.
His Amazing Parents and Brothers
To a majority out there, the Thor star is one of the most famous actors in Hollywood, but away from the camera, he is a man with strong family values. Chris never hesitates to flaunt his beautiful famous wife and their three kids, as well as his parents and two super talented brothers. Chris Hemsworth is the second of three sons born to Craig and Leonie Hemsworth. He shares a very close bond with his mother Leonie who worked as a local school’s English teacher. His father is a social worker and has mostly earned a living as a counsellor.
Today, Chris’s parents live comfortably in Byron Bay, not far from their famous son’s amazing family home. But this hasn’t always been the case. Granted, a big reason Hemsworth ventured into acting was that he loved film and TV, but there was also another strong motivation. One of the major reasons that made Chris go into acting was so as to help his parents financially. Before he landed the role of Thor, the then-struggling Aussie actor put a lot of pressure on himself to succeed mostly because he wanted to make enough to help his parents pay off their house mortgage.
The Hemsworth Superstar Siblings
Chris Hemsworth’s children have uncles who are also movie stars just like their dad. They are his older brother, Luke, and younger brother, Liam. Luke Hemsworth made his acting debut on TV in the hit Aussie soap Neighbours. His other popular screen credits include the sci-fi series, Westworld, the movie, Hickok, and many others. He is also a family man and is happily married to Samantha Hemsworth. The couple shares three adorable daughters together namely, Ella, Holly, and Harper.
The youngest of the Hemsworth brothers is Liam who began acting at age 17. Like his siblings, the baby of the house also appeared in Neighbours and in episodes of some other hit Aussie soaps like Home and Away during his early career days. He then relocated to the US in 2009 and has since portrayed tons of characters in popular TV shows and movies. He is best recognized for his role as Gale Hawthorne in the Hunger Games movie franchise.
Liam Hemsworth also gained recognition following his erratic romance with pop star, Miley Cyrus. The Hunger Games star and the former Disney star became an item in 2009 after meeting on the set of the romantic drama, The Last Song. The couple was in an on-off relationship for many years but eventually got engaged in 2016 and tied the knot secretly in December 2018. Sadly, after about eight months together as man and wife, Liam and Miley split in August 2019, citing irreconcilable differences.