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OTRC: Chris Hemsworth, Wife Elsa Pataky expecting their first baby

Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman appear in a still from 'Thor.' (Paramount Pictures / Marvel / Zade Rosenthal)

Chris Hemsworth is expecting his first child with wife Elsa Pataky.

Hemsworth, known for his superhero role in "Thor" and the upcoming "The Avengers," is expecting his first child with Pataky, who is also an actress, according to Us Weekly.

The pair wed in December 2010, and both have no previous children.

Pataky, 35, told Hola magazine that they are both "delighted and very excited," and added that "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. You can't ask for more."

Hemsworth, 28, is known for his work in films such as "Star Trek" and "Thor," and will appear in the highly-anticipated 2012 films "The Avengers" and "Snow White and the Huntsman."

Pataky recently appeared in the 2011 hit "Fast Five" alongside Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, and also appeared in films such "Snakes on a Plane" and "Beyond Re-Animator."

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