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Elsa Pataky opens up about 'dream' life with Chris Hemsworth and children

Gemma Strong

Elsa Pataky is living her dream life. The Madrid-born actress and husband Chris Hemsworth reside in Australia with their three children – four-year-old India Rose and three-year-old twin sons Tristan and Sasha - and Elsa couldn't be happier with the set-up. "We love it," she told People. "We live there now and it's a long trip, but I think it's a different life for our kids that we decided is the best for them." She explained: "They live in nature surrounded by animals. It was my dream growing up. I grew up in a city, and I always had the dream to be with animals, surrounded with nature, close to the beach. So I thought that would be the best we could give to our family and our kids."

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Elsa Pataky has opened up about her 'dream' life in Australia

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Elsa, 40, and Chris, 33, live together with their young family in Byron Bay, and the couple also own a property in Los Angeles. Fast and Furious star Elsa often shares photos from the idyllic home life, including photos of her children with horses and playing together at the sea side.

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Chris Hemsworth has previously spoken about their decision to raise their children in his homeland

Last year, Chris also opened up about the couple's decision to move back to Australia to raise their young family, telling Modern Luxury that he found living in LA "suffocating". He said: “I love what I do as an actor, but when you are surrounded by it constantly, it becomes a bit suffocating. It’s nice to have conversations with people and be part of a community that doesn’t live and breathe that world. We were living shoulder to shoulder in the suburbs and thought that’s not how we want our kids to grow up. Moving to a kind of farm setup back here on the coast in Australia has been the best thing."