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Chris Hemsworth Admits To Struggling With Marriage And Fatherhood In Hollywood

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Oct. 4 2017, Published 2:34 p.m. ET

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On the outside, Chris Hemsworth, 34, and his wife Elsa Pataky, 41, seemed like the perfect couple. But in a recent interview, the Thor actor revealed how difficult it’s been for him to balance being a husband and father in Hollywood.

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For six years, Chris has played a hero on the big screen as the title character in the Thor franchise, but in an interview with GQ Australia he admits to being less than a role model at home.

“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 said.

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He also revealed that he’s often put his work first as he struggles to maintain A-list status in Hollywood. “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.”

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It’s gotten so difficult for the couple that they’ve had to move out of “suffocating” Los Angeles to live back in his native Australia.

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Though life has gotten better for the pair, Chris offered this advice for other Hollywood fathers and husbands: “Make sure you have date night even if it’s once in a blue moon, because most of the time you’re just too tired and you’d actually prefer to sleep.”

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