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15 Things About Chris Hemsworth's Marriage Fans Might Not Know

Over the past decade-plus, Chris Hemsworth has risen from the relative fringe of Hollywood society to the absolute forefront — thanks largely to the support he receives from his wife, Elsa Pataky.

For being the global icon that he is, very little is known about Chris' personal life. For those who are desperate to take a closer glimpse, here are 15 things about Chris Hemsworth's marriage that fans might not have known.

Chris and Elsa share three beautiful children together.

Chris Hemsworth and kids.
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Their first daughter, India Hemsworth, was born back in May 0f 2012. Not even two full years later, Chris and Elsa welcomed their twin boys, Tristan and Sasha, into the world.

Elsa prefers to let Chris handle the cooking.

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While speaking with Women's Health UK, Elsa revealed that Chris is quite the wiz in the kitchen. He's apparently great with salads, soups, and knows how to fry up a delicious fish.

When Elsa became a mother, Chris fell even more in love with her.

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As Chris explained it, Elsa came into her own after she started having children. He said that parenthood gave him a much more profound and altogether deeper appreciation for his wife.

Chris and Elsa are incredibly competitive with one another.

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The couple uses their competitive streak as a means to keep each other motivated when it comes to their own personal fitness. When Chris was training for Thor, they would compete to see who could get their body fat down to the lowest point.

Chris and Elsa got married just two months after officially announcing their relationship.

Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky at the fair.
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"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," Chris told Good Morning Britain.

The couple enjoys trolling the tabloids.

Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth on a boat.
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When an Australian tabloid published an article, claiming that Elsa and Chris' marriage was on the rocks, the MCU star responded by posting a saucy Instagram post, wherein he claimed to be looking for a new wife.

Up until very recently, Chris and Elsa have shied away from putting their children on social media.

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When the kids were first born, they'd rarely appear on either of the stars' respective socials and when they did — their faces would be blotted out. Now that they're older, that's beginning to change.

Chris and Elsa want to teach their children humility and respect above all else.

Chris Hemsworth giving peace sign.
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While doing the cover story for HOLA! USA, Elsa said that they are constantly reminding their children just how privileged they are. That they, in turn, need to be appreciative and help others less fortunate.

Elsa has a surprise cameo in 'Thor: Dark World'.

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There's a scene near the end of the film, where Chris was supposed to kiss Natalie Portman. Due to scheduling constraints, Natalie couldn't be there in person — so Chris suggested that Elsa should fill in. It was movie magic at its finest.

Chris took a break from acting to spend more time with Elsa and the kids.

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

Despite what you might think, Elsa and Chris are far from being a perfect couple.

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In an interview with Australia's Body + Soul, Elsa got candid and admitted that her and Chris' relationship requires constant work. nothing comes easy but after a decade together, they feel as if they're finally beginning to figure it out.

Chris and Elsa decided to move their family to Australia back in 2015.

Kangaroo chasing man.
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Chris told Traveller that while there were certain aspects of LA life that he loved, at the end of the day he preferred the calmer and more relaxed pace of Byron Bay.

Chris finds something new that he loves about Elsa, each and every day.

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While speaking to TV Week back in 2016, Chris admitted that he's constantly finding new things and new reasons to love his wife even more than he already does.

Elsa is the one that keeps Chris (and their relationship) centered.

Thor telling the Hulk "The sun's going down."
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In an interview with Who magazine, Chris revealed that he at times can get bogged down and is known around the house as the complainer. Elsa, on the other hand, sees a task that needs doing and gets it done.

Elsa doesn't care that Chris was named "World's Sexiest Man."

Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth having a beach fire.
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"For me, sexy is the inside of someone," Elsa explained to Women's Health UK. "Of course, I think he's beautiful and fit, but I will never tell him that because he will get too, how do you say, 'cocky'?"