Marriage can be challenging, and being married in Hollywood can make those challenges extremely straining on a relationship. Often, celebrities are unable to withstand the distance, laser-focused on their careers, and so many other factors that contribute to issues in relationships. However, one marriage that continues to set an example is that of actress Elsa Pataky and actor Chris Hemsworth.
The pair has been married for nearly 10 years, and they share three adorable kids together. However, that doesn’t mean that they haven’t faced rough patches. In fact, the Spanish model and actress just got super real about her marriage to the Marvel star.
A meteoric rise
When Pataky and Hemsworth wed in 2010, Hemsworth was relatively unknown in Hollywood. However, within a year, he was cast as Thor, the God of Thunder, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Fast and Furious star reflected on that time. She told Vogue Austalia,
In the beginning it was beautiful — when I met him he wasn’t known at all, and I grew with him and experienced all his successes and changes, and then he became just so huge, and I’ve been sharing that too. Going through every moment and being there with him with every success was actually a good thing — we grew together. It’s difficult when you go from being an unknown person to a very known person and all the changes that come with that.
Next: Battling it out
Though they’ve grown together exponentially, that doesn’t mean the stunning couple hasn’t had their setbacks, especially when it comes to managing fame. Pataky revealed to Vogue Australia, “It puts a lot of pressure on a marriage, but we came out good because there is a lot of love between us and we are very strong personalities but love each other so much. We make it work.”
During an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Hemsworth revealed that when Pataky speaks to him in Spanish, it usually means he’s done something very wrong. He jokingly explained, “When I hear the Spanish directed at me, it’s usually in pretty unfortunate, controversial, aggressive situation. So, I’m just thinking of like, ‘what is she saying right now?’ and ‘what’s my comeback to this?'”
It looks like Thor needs to take some Spanish lessons.
Next: Away from the spotlight
Living away from L.A.
One of the things that Hemsworth and Pataky decided to do was raise their family outside of Los Angeles. In fact, they reside in Hemsworth’s native Australia, far away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi and tabloids. It has been a godsend for the duo.
Next: The best dad
Though often away from his family for long stretches of time, Hemsworth has been adamant about being the best dad he can be. Pataky revealed to Elle Australia, “He was always trying to be the best dad and has never failed to make me feel like his family is the most important thing to him and [going through that] is how we’ve become so strong together.”
Next: Scratching and surviving
A miracle marriage
Pataky and Hemsworth didn’t know each other very well when they got married. In fact, they fell head over heels and tied the knot within a year of meeting one another. Reflecting back on that time, Pataky explained to Vogue Australia, “We did everything very quickly — I don’t know how we survived as a couple. We were married and then a year after we had kids.”
Next: A short break
Stepping back for a second
Since being cast as Thor, Hemsworth has been working non-stop. However, once his latest film Bad Times at the El Royale, wraps up in the summer of 2018, he’s vowed to take a six-month break before taking on anything else. He explained to Cinema Blend, “I want to be able to take the kids to school. I may even be off all year. Maybe. It’s time to just cash in and check out and surf for the rest of my life.”
We wonder if he’ll start getting antsy.
Next: Someone to look up to
An amazing example
Despite any ups and downs that they may have had as a couple, Pataky and Hemsworth have always had a fantastic example to look up to.
Pataky told Vogue Australia, “I think our years together have been great. Every marriage has ups and downs—it’s constant work to be in a successful marriage and stay together forever. Chris’ parents have been together all their lives, and that’s such a beautiful thing, and their families are so close.”
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