Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky: How Did They Meet, How Long Have They Been Together, Age Difference And Kids

Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky’s relationship timeline summarised in just 12 points – here’s how they meet, their children, and more.

A love story for the history books. Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky were engaged and married after less than a year of dating — but their flame has never fizzled out.

The pair tied the knot in December 2010, two months after making their red carpet debut at an event hosted by LACMA in Los Angeles. Looking back on his whirlwind romance with the Spanish starlet, Hemsworth admitted that getting married quickly “just felt right.”

“There was no great plan to any of it, to be honest,” the Home and Away actor told Good Morning Britain in 2016. “We were on holiday and we said, ‘Why don’t we get married too?’ … There probably should have been some planning but it all worked out. Honestly, we had both our families on holiday at the same time, just randomly, and we said this is a good opportunity with everyone together so we just did it.”

The Hollywood heartthrob and the Fast Five actress kept their family growing even further, welcoming daughter India in May 2012 and twin boys, Tristan and Sasha, in March 2014. Years after becoming a family of five, Pataky admitted that she was ready to take on the motherhood journey as soon as she met Hemsworth.

“When I met Chris, he was just starting out,” she told the Daily Telegraph’s Stellar magazine in November 2018. “I had started young and I had worked a lot. I was happy to take a break and just be a mum. … We met in a great place for both of us. I was totally confident within myself.”

Despite his burgeoning stardom, the Avengers star felt like there was something missing in his life. In June 2019, he announced that he would be taking a break from acting to spend more time with his wife and kids.

“I just want to be at home now with my kids,” he told the Daily Telegraph at the time. “They are at a very important age. They are still young and they are aware when I leave more than before.”

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What is the age difference between Chris Hemsworth and his wife?

Elsa Lafuente Medianu, known professionally as Elsa Pataky, is a Spanish model and actress. Pataky is known for her role as Elena Neves in the Fast & Furious franchise. She has appeared in the films Snakes on a Plane, Giallo and Give ‘Em Hell, Malone. She also starred in the Spanish film Di Di Hollywood. 

Christopher Hemsworth AM is an Australian actor. He rose to prominence playing Kim Hyde in the Australian television series Home and Away before beginning a film career in Hollywood. 

Of the couple, Elsa is the oldest. She was born on July 18, 1976, and she is 46 years old. Chris on the other hand is 38 years old and was born on August 11, 1983. Elsa Pataky is 8 years older than her husband Chris.

How long have Chris and Elsa been together?

Chris and his wife Elsa have been together for over 12 years. They meet in 2010, got married, and have a big family together.

How did Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky meet?

Elsa and her husband Chris met in September 2010. Chris was first introduced to Elsa by talent agent William Ward early in the year, and by September, they made things official. In an interview with Elle, Christ said that while there wasn’t an “aha!” moment when he first met Elsa, dating her “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,” he added.

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When did Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky get married?

In December 2010, Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky tied the knot after a little over three months of dating. The wedding was held around Christmastime in Australia, which is where Chris is originally from.

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How many children do Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky have?

Chris and his wife Elsa Pataky have three children as of July 2022; a daughter and a set of twin boys.

In May 2012, exactly two years into wedded bliss, Chris and Elsa welcomed their first child, India Rose Hemsworth. Before giving birth, Elsa told Hola that they both wanted a big family.

“Having the person that you love by your side and starting a family with them is the best thing that can happen to you in this life. You can’t ask for more,” she said. “My dream is to have more than one child.”

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In November 2013, News breaks that baby No. 2 is on the way. Elsa wasn’t joking about wanting a large family. About a year after India’s birth, the couple announced that they are expecting a second baby. Fans were ecstatic.

Turns out, Elsa and Chris were in for a major surprise with this next pregnancy

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Chris and Elsa welcome twin boys in March 2014. Not one but two new Hemsworth babies, Tristan and Sasha, were welcomed t0 the family. In an Instagram post, Elsa wrote, “you are home! Tristan and Sasha came to this world on [Tuesday,] March 18 just after [the] full moon. Complete happiness.”

Where do Chris Hemsworth and his wife live now?

The couple currently lives in Sydney however, in 2015, the Hemsworth family moved to Bryon Bay, Australia.

After living in Los Angeles for a few years, Chris and Elsa decided to make a big move and packed their bags for Australia.

“Me and my wife just felt it was right for the family that we moved back to Australia,” Chris explained to Traveller. “The locals in Byron treat us just like locals. It’s more relaxed than L.A., less intense, and just more conducive to raising our three children.”

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October 2017: Chris gets candid about his relationship.

In a 2017 interview with GQ, Chris shared that even the strongest couple have their rough patches and require compromises.

“In terms of work, she’s certainly given up more than I have. She’d like me to step back and be at home with the kids more, and of course, I want that too,” said Chris. “But I feel like I’m at this crucial point in my career – I’ve just got to set up for longevity, or I’ll slip off. … Once you have children, every instinct and every moment of your time is consumed by that.”

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June 2019: Chris takes an acting hiatus to be with his family.

Two years after their move, Chris announced that he’d be taking a break from acting to focus more on his family. “I just want to be at home now with my kids…They are at a very important age. They are still young, and they are aware when I leave more than before,” per US Weekly.

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December 2020: The couple celebrates 10 years of marriage.

To celebrate 10 years of marriage, Chris took to IG to share a photo of the happy couple. “10 years together!” he wrote in the caption. “Looking forward to the advancements of modern medicine and science and enjoying a couple hundred more!😘😘❤️❤️😘😘.”

August 2021: Chris wishes Elsa a happy Mother’s Day.

OK, cute! For Mother’s Day, Chris shared an adorable throwback photo of Elsa with their three kids. “Happy Mother’s Day to all the brilliant, hardworking, kid-carrying, bar-raising, a husband-putting-up-with-ing woman out there!! We salute you 👏💗🙏,” he captioned the pic.

May 2022: Elsa and Chris work together on Interceptor.

In an exclusive interview with People, Elsa shared that her hubby helped her master her action scenes for the upcoming Netflix film Interceptor. (He was also the producer for the movie.)

“He was there to just [offer] all kinds of advice. Of course, he’s a professional action movie star. So it was great to have him holding my hand,” Elsa explained.

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July 2022: Chris’ daughter India Rose joins him in the MCU.

Yep, that’s right, 8-year-old India Rose snagged a role alongside her dad in Thor: Love and Thunder, per Glamour. In the film, she makes an appearance as Gorr the God Butcher’s daughter at the start and end of the film. She may be a nepotism baby, but she’s certainly a cute one!

Couples that workout together, stays together, apparently. Everyone’s cheering you on, Elsa and Chris!