Chris Hemsworth: My family is my biggest success

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Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth has revealed that he considers his family to be his biggest success in life.

The 34-year-old actor has three children - twin boys Tristan and Sasha, three, and India Rose, five - with his model wife Elsa Pataky, and Chris says that regardless of his career achievements, his loved ones are what he cherishes most in life.

The Australian star shared: "For me, success is about the family and friends you keep; the people around you that you share your life with.

"I feel very successful in the relationships that I've been able to form in my life. I'm very lucky in that sense. I have friends and family who are very honest with me and tell me how it is. But they are also very compassionate and kind and supportive.

"My biggest success would be having children and having a family of my own now. It's a lot of work, with kids, but it's the greatest thing in the world."

Chris and Elsa married in 2010 and after almost a decade of living in Los Angeles as he looked to establish himself as a Hollywood star, the actor returned to his native Australia in 2015.

And Chris has admitted he's enjoying life more than ever now he's relocated to the coastal town of Byron Bay.

Speaking to the National newspaper, the 'Thor: Ragnarok' star explained: "One of the greatest luxuries, for me, is the ability to live back in Australia now, and to come and go with work.

"For a long time, I had to be in Los Angeles, right in the centre of it, living and breathing and working. And now I have the chance to come back to Australia, switch off in a different world, a different setting, spend time with my kids and spend most of my time outdoors. That's pretty special."

Chris Hemsworth is a lucky husband

Chris Hemsworth is thankful for the constant support of his wife Elsa Pataky, who he things is the "greatest mother int he world".

The 34-year-old actor is thankful his spouse - with whom he has five-year-old daughter India, and three-year-old twin sons Sasha and Tristan - has stuck by him while he focused on his career and he couldn't ask for a better partner.

He gushed: "We got together, we fell in love, and then my career happened and it was all consuming.

"Thank God that she stuck through that period where I was focused on just that, you know?

"I think once I felt like, 'Oh OK, I might work again and get another job', I started to relax a bit and saw what's more important about life is my wife and kids, and my wife in particular who "sacrificed everything to kind of let me chase this crazy dream.

"It was great to have that realisation, she's the best, she gave up all of that and is with the kids every day and is the greatest mother in the world. And I'm the luckiest guy in the world."

While Elsa's own career has taken a back seat to the 'Thor: Ragnarok' star's, she has recently filmed war drama 'Horse Soldiers' with her husband and the couple treated the shoot as a "little holiday" because they rarely get time away from their kids.

Chris told 'Entertainment Tonight': "It felt like a little holiday, you know? Because the kids stayed in L.A. and Elsa and I got to go to Albuquerque, [New Mexico] for a week and kind of work together and hang out. You have kids and that's everything.

"That period for us was a great opportunity to just kind of hang out and work together. We didn't have to do much rehearsing as far as playing husband and wife."