“Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favourite!” Elsa Pataky wrote on Instagram. And when one sees how happy they make each other, it’s not hard to agree with her.
It took Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky just a matter of months to realize they’re meant for each other. And their 7-year age gap was absolutely no hindrance to the deep connection they felt.
It was in early 2010 that they met each other and over the Christmas holidays of the very same year, they took each other as husband and wife, as reported by E! Online.
When Elle asked him how he knew she was the one, Hemsworth said, “There was no light-bulb moment. 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.”
There was a time when Elsa Pataky admitted that she thought Hemsworth was too young. The Spanish actress said, “I think any time you start a family without knowing each other that much, it can be complicated… He was very young to be starting a family, and at the same time he was juggling that with his career and it was sometimes difficult, there was so much going on.”
But Hemsworth came through and proved that he was more than ready to slip into the shoes of a husband and a father. He became an utterly devoted family man to her and their three children. Pataky went on to say, “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.”
The 36-year-old actor and the 43-year-old actress continue to find more reasons to love each other, even after spending many years together. “Each week I find something different, more I love about her,” Hemsworth told TV Week, as quoted by the Daily Mail. “It continues to grow, which is a great thing.”
After their daughter, India and twins, Tristan, and Sasha became a part of their life, Hemsworth only fell deeper in love with his wife. “Watching her be a mother made me fall even more in love with her. Once we had kids we were like, ‘We’re in it, this is it,’” he told The Who, as quoted by ET. “All of a sudden I had a greater appreciation for my wife, she kind of came into her own when we had kids. She certainly keeps me sane. I complain about things, she gets on with it.”
When Pataky talked about all the changes that took over her life, she told Elle Australia, “It’s interesting how you can be a successful woman who has been working her whole life, and then you have kids and suddenly your career isn’t as important and you don’t appreciate it as much, and you just think, ‘What am I doing? I have been fighting all my life for this and now I don’t know if I really want it?’ …When you become a mum, everything that was important goes into second position.”
There may have been a time when Pataky thought that Hemsworth wouldn’t be able to handle a mature relationship and a committed marriage. But today, she has absolutely no regrets for following her heart and finding herself in the most wonderful relationship she’s been in.
“I always tell people, don’t be scared of moving out of your comfort zone because if you are, you’ll miss out on so much life,” she said. “Almost every person I’ve met who has had the courage to leave everything and have another experience, they have never regretted it. Just go, leave everything, who cares what is going to happen? You’ll have to start again? Great!”