Chris Hemsworth ad­mits his ca­reer nearly broke his mar­riage


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For al­most seven years, Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky have been a model of mar­ried bliss. But now Chris him­self has given a shock­ing new in­sight into their re­la­tion­ship, re­veal­ing the duo’s pic­ture-per­fect im­age isn’t what it seems.

In his most can­did in­ter­view ever, the 34-year-old ac­tor has spo­ken of Elsa’s ca­reer sac­ri­fices, ex­plain­ing the pair had to fall ‘back in love’ after they spent sev­eral years liv­ing apart while he chased Hol­ly­wood star­dom.

Speak­ing to GQ Aus­tralia, the Aussie Thor star says their mar­riage came un­der strain fol­low­ing the births of their daugh­ter In­dia, five, and three-year-old twins Tris­tan and Sasha. ‘My wife and I fell in love, had kids, didn’t re­ally see each other for a few years, then fell back in love,’ he con­fesses.

Fol­low­ing the twins’ 2014 birth, Chris jumped back into work, mak­ing some of the big­gest films of his ca­reer, in­clud­ing Avengers:

Age of Ul­tron, Hunts­man: Win­ter’s War and In the Heart of the Sea.

But the hunk ad­mits it’s been a very dif­fer­ent story for Elsa, who has put her ca­reer on hold to look after their fam­ily in By­ron Bay. ‘In terms of work, [Elsa has] cer­tainly given up more than I have,’ he con­cedes. ‘She’d like me to step back and be at home with the kids more, and of course, I want that, too. 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.’

It comes just months after Elsa also re­vealed their union has its ups and downs. ‘There’s lots of things that I love about him and there are some things I don’t,’ the 41-year-old stun­ner ex­plained. ‘It’s the same with him [about me]. We have our things that bother each other, but most of the things we love about each other.’

Al­ready a big star in Europe, Elsa’s ca­reer was on an up­ward tra­jec­tory when she first landed in LA, scor­ing roles in flicks like Snakes on a Plane and the Fast & Fu­ri­ous fran­chise. ‘Ev­ery­thing, like a dream for me, sud­denly hap­pened,’ she tells.

It’s not just top Hol­ly­wood roles that Elsa’s left be­hind. In Aus­tralia she’s per­haps been best known as Chris’ wife for a long time, though it’s an­other story back in her na­tive Spain. ‘Elsa in Spain is like Cate Blanchett in Aus­tralia,’ says the cou­ple’s Aussie rocker pal Bernard Fan­ning. ‘Pretty much ev­ery­body, no mat­ter what age group, knows who Elsa is.’

But while the model-turned-ac­tress has been happy to lay low for the past few years, there are signs she’s now ready to ramp up her ca­reer again, with plans to launch an­other health and life­style book after her last one reached num­ber one in Spain. She’s also signed on as the face of L’oréal’s Botan­i­cals Fresh Care range and re­cently wrapped film­ing on Horse Sol­diers, which co-stars Chris! While Chris con­cedes he hasn’t al­ways been the best hubby, he’s vow­ing to make things up to his won­der­ful wife. ‘My mum tells this story about when she

was younger and had been mar­ried to my dad for years. He’d write her an ar­tic­u­late and de­tailed letter and she said, “I re­mem­ber think­ing, Oh wow he loves me, which is so stupid, be­cause I knew he loved me.” But when it was said with that much depth, it struck a dif­fer­ent chord,’ the ac­tor shares.

‘I don’t write [Elsa love let­ters], but maybe I should. There’s no short­age of how much I tell her I love her. But I guess there’s no de­tail in it, why or how.’ Sounds like a plan to us!

‘Once you have chil­dren, ev­ery in­stinct and ev­ery mo­ment of your time is con­sumed by that,’ Chris ad­mits. ‘You’ve got noth­ing for each other’ THOR

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