By the hammer of Thor – it’s a boy! And another boy!
Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, 30, and his Spanish-born wife Elsa Pataky, 37, have welcomed a bouncing set of twin boys to their growing family. The new bundles of joy join the couple’s first child, daughter India Rose, who will celebrate her second birthday this coming May.
The twins were born Thursday afternoon, March 20, 2014, at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Sources say that the A-listers were accompanied to the hospital by two security guards who ensured plenty of privacy while the beautiful blonde Pataky labored away in a private birthing suite.
Though rumors of a second pregnancy had swirled as far back as November, it was only a few months ago in January that a rep for Hemsworth finally confirmed what eagle-eyed fans had already suspected, one of Hollywood’s happiest couples was once again expecting! The announcement came after a visibly rounded Pataky attended the 2014 Golden Globes looking every bit the proud mama-to-be.
Bumping her way up the red carpet
The sleeveless couture gown was cinched under the starlet’s growing baby bump, making her impending delivery quite obvious. Pataky glowed as she posed for pics alongside her husband, who was presenting that evening and looked pretty dapper himself in a burgundy and black David August three-piece tuxedo.
Not everyone agreed on the actress’s choice of dress, however. Joan Rivers and her gang at E!’s “Fashion Police” ripped the heavily pregnant Pataky’s Oscar look to shreds, saying her beautifully rounded tummy resembled a “beer belly.”
Co-host Kelly Osbourne even went on to cattily declare that “it’s just not the appropriate dress to wear if you are pregnant.” With a husband like the hot and hunky Hemsworth by her side and three adorable babies to look after, Pataky will be having the last laugh!
In early March, just weeks before she was to give birth, Pataky was spotted practicing her water safety skills in a very unusual way. The pregnant actress was snapped participating in a beachfront photo shoot in LA with her sizeable belly painted to resemble a red and white life preserver. She frolicked across the sand between takes chasing daughter India, and looked stunning in her red two-piece bathing suit.
The romantic road to parenthood
These latest additions mark yet another milestone in the romantic journey of this famously loved-up couple. Hemsworth, who is most well known for his turns in “The Avengers” and “Thor: Dark World” and Pataky, a former Spanish soap opera star who is best known stateside for her role as Elena in “Fast Five” and “Fast & Furious 6,” were introduced by representatives in 2010.
They practically raced towards the altar, tying the knot over the Christmas holiday that same year.
These two new tots are sure to thrill Hemsworth, who once told People magazine that having children “makes it harder and harder to leave and go to work. I enjoy being at home a lot more than I ever have.” In an interview in the October 2013 edition of Parade magazine, Hemsworth once again waxed poetic about being a Daddy, saying “I think [it] brings out the child in all of us. That’s what’s so beautiful. It’s amazing.”
Sounds like after he finishes filming “Avengers: Age of Ultron” this God of thunder might be putting down his hammer for awhile in favor of diaper duty and night feedings. Then again, he might need some help from his super friends!