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‘Avengers’ Chris Hemsworth and Wife Elsa Pataky Welcome Baby Girl

6:59 PM PDT 5/12/2012 by Jane Kellogg

The Aussie actor, who plays Thor in the summer’s box office smash, is now a dad to baby India Rose.

He melts the hearts of fans everywhere, but now Chris Hemsworth‘s heart melts for one. The Aussie actor, 28, welcomed a baby girl Friday with his wife, Elsa Pataky, 35, also an actor. The couple, who have been married since late 2010, settled on a simple name for their daughter: India Rose.

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“We love the country and love the name,” Hemsworth said in a phone interview with USA Today. This is the first child for both Hemsworth and Pataky.

Following the January announcement of the pregnancy, Spanish actress Pataky shared how blessed they feel to begin growing their family. “Having the person that you love by your side, and starting a family with them, is the best thing that can happen to you in this life,” Pataky told ¡Hola!. “You can’t ask for more.”

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So will the star of box office smash The Avengers, which is expected to gross $1 billion worldwide this weekend, be on diaper duty? Possibly–if he can find time between promotingAvengers and Snow White and the Huntsman, which is set to be released June 1. And after years on the shelf, the actor is gearing up for the release of Red Dawn, set to hit theaters this November, where he plays the lead character alongside Friday Night Lights‘ Adrianne Palicki and The Hunger Games Josh Hutcherson.


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