Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth want us to think that they have a great marriage. But as we all know, not all is what is seems behind closed doors, especially when it comes to Hollywood couples. For Elsa, she’s got it pretty tough. All of her friends and family are back in Spain, her career is in Hollywood, yet she’s stuck in Australia raising the couple’s family. And while she has never admitted to this, she’s always wanted to be a huge A-list star. At least that’s what the experts believe, especially when it comes to her body language on the red carpet. Elsa Pataky is hungry for fame and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to achieve it. The only problem though is that Chris has very different plans for their future. He wants everyone to stay put in Australia and doesn’t always agree to his wife’s demands.
With that being said, we’ve got 15 reasons why Chris Hemsworth would be willing to pull the plug on their marriage. Now, that’s not to say that they aren’t happy. But there are certain things that lead many of their fans to believe that they might be hiding the real truth about their relationship. Here’s what we know so far.
15 She’s Fame Hungry
First and foremost, there’s no denying that Elsa Pataky is very fame hungry. You can see it each and every time she’s with him during their public appearances. She’s all over him, as if she wants to remind everyone that she is Chris Hemsworth’s wife. She might not be on the A-list, but she sure is married to it.
Talking about Chris’ status as a heartthrob, Elsa has said, “It’s funny when it’s your husband. For me, s*xy is the inside of someone. 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’? He’ll be like, ‘What do you think of that?’ And I’ll say, ‘Well, I’ve been the s*xiest woman in Spain for a lot of years.’ It’s all just a joke, though.”
14 She Wanted To Be A Real Housewife
If there’s one person who loves to be in the spotlight, it’s Elsa Pataky. Even though she’s tried to make her big break in Hollywood, it just hasn’t happened for her. That’s why she’s been looking for an alternative route. Apparently, Elsa was desperate to join the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. But Chris Hemsworth put his foot down. He wasn’t having it. There’s no way that a star like him would allow for his wife to join a reality television show – and a trashy one, no less.
According to one report, “Chris Hemsworth doesn't want The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to ruin the actor's Hollywood reputation and made it clear that the Thor: Dark World actor doesn't like drama. This is also the reason why Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky moved to Australia to get away from the limelight of Los Angeles.
13 Her Ever-Changing Appearance
There’s no denying that Elsa Pataky is looking very different these days. Sure, she’s got a team of stylists that help her look her very best at Hollywood premieres. But if you look closely, her facial features have changed a lot in the last few years. Clearly, Elsa has had a lot of enhancements done, but she just doesn’t want to admit to it. With that being said, we can’t help but wonder if she’s done making changes to her face or if she has more plans to enhance herself.
The Daily Mail once reported, “Elsa Pataky has undergone an incredible transformation over the years, with the Fate of the Furious star showing off her age-defying good looks at 40. Sporting a dramatically different hairstyle and wardrobe, the wife of Chris Hemsworth is barely recognizable in photos captured years earlier.”
12 Her Social Media Obsession
For those who follow the couple on social media, it’s without a doubt that they’ve noticed that Elsa is much more active on Instagram than Chris is. Clearly, Elsa knows who her audience is. She’s also very self-conscious about her image. She wants to portray herself as the perfect Hollywood wife and of course, the perfect mother. Every photo she posts has been filtered to the moon and back. She’s obsessed with social media and it shows.
And if there is one thing that a lot of people have noticed, it’s that Elsa sure does love to show off her curves on the gram. She has a hot husband at home, yet she still has the need to be liked and get likes on social media. You’d think she would chill already!
11 Her "Side" Projects
While there is a lot that can be said about a person like Elsa Pataky, there’s no denying that she has a great hustle game. As a matter of fact, she’s one of very few celebrities that can juggle several different projects at a time. And she does it with ease. Sure, Elsa doesn’t star in a lot of her own movies, but she does moonlight as a celebrity fitness Instagram model on social media. Hey, that counts for something, doesn’t it?
According to Chris, though, he thinks Elsa is best as a mother. That’s her number one role. He said, “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. 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.”
10 Clinging On To The A-List
Let’s address the elephant in the room: if it weren’t for her marriage to Chris Hemsworth, we wouldn’t be talking about Elsa Pataky right now. As a matter of fact, we wouldn’t even know who she is! Yes, she does have a following in her native Spain, but in Hollywood, she’s not really known more than for being Chris Hemsworth’s beautiful wife. I guess you can say that she likes to “cling” on to her A-list status. That’s why she always acts like she can’t let go of Chris in public.
Chris might be an A-lister these days, but he was once bullied as a kid. He revealed, “You can imagine how the kids teased me, with a name like Chris Hemsworth. 'Kiss Ham'sWart' – that's what they called me. Meaning if there was a piece of ham with an ugly wart on it, I was such a loser I'd probably kiss it. It was endless.”
9 Her Desperate Behavior On The Red Carpet
Speaking of nothing letting people go in public, Elsa’s behavior on the red carpet has been nothing less than bizarre. She always acts like she’s hanging on for dear life whenever she’s standing next to Chris. That, or she does whatever she can to make sure that the cameras are on her. It’s almost as if she would hope for Chris to just disappear so she can finally have the limelight all to herself. We’ve seen it so many times, we’ve stopped counting on our end.
But then again, doesn’t everyone in Hollywood act this way? Well, it all depends on who you ask. Either way, something is up. And it’s only a matter of time before Chris himself speaks up about it. He won’t be able to hold his patience for much longer.
8 Is She Miserable In Oz?
Now that Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky are living in Australia full-time, a lot of Elsa’s fans can’t help but wonder if she is feeling miserable down under. That’s because she’s so far away from her family and friends in Spain. And if that weren’t enough, she’s also too far away from Hollywood to work on her career. But according to the actress, it’s what Chris wants. He wants to raise his family in the same town he was raised in.
Elsa also makes it no secret that she is feeling frustrated. She’s desperate to break out of her current mold. She once said, “We live in Australia and I want to do things here and start working and for people to know me a little bit more than as Chris’ [Hemsworth] wife.”
7 Chris Controls Their Lifestyle
With that being said, there’s a very strong possibility that Chris might be the one pulling all the strings behind closed doors when it comes to their marriage and their family life. Obviously, whatever Chris says, goes. Otherwise Elsa would have it her way and stay put in Los Angeles, right? Clearly, she doesn’t have much of a say when it comes to where their family is going to live.
Chris also planned their impromptu wedding. He said, “We were on holiday and we said, ‘Why don’t we get married too?’ And then the next minute… 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.”
6 She Calls Him Annoying
Whenever Chris and Elsa are in public, they always look like they are totally in love and still in their honeymoon phase. We’ve seen it plenty of times. But the truth of the matter is, they argue and bicker just like many other couples do. They might look perfect on the outside, but that’s not the case at all from within. In fact, Elsa even flat out said that she finds her husband to be very annoying at times.
During an interview, Elsa said, “Nobody is perfect, but you have to accept people the way they are. There's lots of things I love about him and there are some things I don't, the same with him [about me]. We have our things that bother each other, but most of the things we love about each other, so that's why we're together.”
5 Their Very Public Fights
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky have been caught off guard several times by the paparazzi. Their lives might look nothing less than perfect on social media, but reality tells a different story for these two. Just last year Chris and Elsa were spotted having a very public fight in front of their kids at a park. It was a tense exchange that the paparazzi just happened to catch on camera.
Elsa couldn’t contain herself as she chastised her husband in front of a group of people. Both had their arms crossed and Chris refused to look in her direction. Elsa might be small, but she sure does look mighty. It definitely looked like trouble in paradise. “Elsa is a huge star in Spain, so it's a bit insulting for her to now be known as just Mrs Chris Hemsworth,” revealed an alleged insider. We believe it.
4 Is She Putting Up A Front?
Elsa Pataky always wants to appear as though she is happy and that her life is nothing less than perfect, especially when it comes to her public image. But at the same time, a lot of people can’t help but wonder if she’s putting up a front. For all we know, she might just be grinning and bearing it until she manages to convince Chris that they should leave Australia to go back to Hollywood.
According to Chris, he knew that she was the woman for him when they met for the very first time. He also wants people to think they are happy. He said, “There was no lightbulb 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 and keep up with.”
3 Elsa’s Obsession With Perfection
Elsa Pataky has got great hair. She’s got a great, healthy and toned body. She also has a nice wardrobe, a handsome husband and the cutest kids you’ve ever seen. For a lot of people, they can definitely tell that Elsa Pataky is obsessed with perfection. Everything in her life is always in order, and it must stay that way.
Plus, Elsa might be borderline obsessed with quite a few things in her life. She even says that she’s got a few addictions, too. Elsa wants everything to look good all the time. She once said, “Addiction, Exercise, Body. 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.”
2 Her Desire To Be On The A-List
At this point, it doesn’t look like Elsa Pataky will be able to headline a movie on her own. Even though it’s part of her husband’s full-time job, she’s never been able to land a decent movie role in Hollywood. She has a huge desire to be on the A-list, but it’s just not happening for her.
Yet, Elsa says her priorities have shifted recently. She said not too long ago, “[Motherhood] is the best thing that has happened to me. It taught me to be a better person, to be more patient, to be more honest, to control my temper. Motherhood has changed me completely. It has changed my priorities and I am less ambitious about my work, which was always my priority. Now my priority is my kids.”
1 All The Tabloid Speculation
At the end of the day, there’s no denying that there is always a little bit of truth in every tabloid story. And when it comes to Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky, they are about to break up every week, according to the tabloid rumor mill. They fight all the time, tensions are always high, and both of them are very unhappy in their current situation. At least, this is what the media believes.
While no one really knows what the real truth is, we do know that very few couples in Hollywood actually make it. And Chris and Elsa are no different. Their marriage might be hanging on a very thin piece of string for all we know. We have a feeling that the truth might come out about these two sooner than later.