Elsa Pataky Says She Doesn't Know How She and Chris Hemsworth 'Survived as a Couple' After His Fame

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Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth have gone through it all together.

The couple met in 2010, tied the knot soon after and now have three gorgeous children -- 6-year-old daughter India and 4-year-old twin sons Sasha and Tristan -- all while Hemsworth's career was skyrocketing.

"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," the 41-year-old Spanish actress tells Vogue Australia. "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," she continues, adding, "It’s difficult when you go from being an unknown person to a very known person and all the changes that come with that.”

The Fate of the Furious star did acknowledge that the instant fame did affect their family for the first couple of years and that it wasn't easy.

"We did everything very quickly -- I don’t know how we survived as a couple," Pataky admits. "We were married and then a year after we had kids. 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."

While they did experience ups and downs, she expresses that their "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," she shares. "Chris’s parents have been together all their lives, and that’s such a beautiful thing, and their families are so close."

But in a sense, Pataky and Hemsworth were meant to be together. During the interview, she also explained how prior to even meeting her husband, who would go on to portray Thor in the Marvel superhero flicks, she got a Thor symbol tattooed on her bicep at the age of 15.

“Yes, [the tattoo is] about Thor, and I ended up marrying who plays Thor!” she says with a laugh. “It is shocking how things in life [turn out]. I just liked that [symbol] and the legend he had was so beautiful and I wanted to keep it."

Meanwhile, ET spoke with Hemsworth last October, where he opened up about how Pataky "sacrificed everything" for him.

Watch below to hear what he said.


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