Chris Hemsworth has revealed that he has no regrets about moving back to his native Australia. The 31-year-old actor, who relocated from LA to the coastal town of Byron Bay with his wife Elsa Pataky and three children late last year, has said that it's the "best decision" he's ever made.
"It's the first time in years I've felt like I have a home again," he told Australia's Daily Telegraph. "For ten years, I've had no base and led a pretty nomadic existence. Since we moved back, I feel much more grounded, and I like that."
Chris Hemsworth has no regrets about relocating from LA to Byron Bay
Melbourne-born Chris, who rose to fame playing Kim Hyde in Australian soap opera Home and Away, added that the arrival of his twins Sacha and Tristan prompted the move.
"We were living in California and it just wasn't conducive for the lifestyle that we wanted with kids," he said. "Los Angeles is tricky to get around, there's paparazzi to deal with, and I had this feeling that I just wanted to move back to Australia.
Chris's wife Elsa Pataky has been embracing her new life in New South Wales
Spanish actress Elsa is equally as happy to be living Down Under.
"My wife loves it," added Chris. "And I thought that's where I want my kids to grow up – that's the world I want them to be a part of, because that part of the world is such a special place."
Despite leaving the glamour of Hollywood behind, Chris and Elsa have reportedly bought a lavish beachside mansion worth $7.2 million, which offers some of the area's most stunning views.
The couple decided they'd rather raise their three children in Australia rather than California
Chris, who also has a two-year-old daughter India Rose with Elsa, grew up in more remote areas of Australia with his parents Leonie and Craig, and brothers Luke, 33, and Liam, 25.
"My earliest memories were on the cattle stations up in the Outback," Chris told journalist Frank Lovece in 2011. "And then we moved back to Melbourne and then back out there and then back again.
"Probably my most vivid memories were up there in Bulman with crocodiles and buffalo," he added. "Very different walks of life."