It isn't always easy to balance a flourishing career with that of a marriage, and for Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky, they have definitely felt the strain over the last seven years they've been together, especially since they had kids. But Chris knows that all marriages take work.

Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky at the Golden GlobesChris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky at the Golden Globes

The 'Thor' actor is well aware of the sacrifices that his wife has had to make for him to be able to fulfil his career's potential, and he's extremely grateful. But while he wishes there was a way he could spend more time with her, he recognises that at 34-years-old, he's in his prime for his line of work.

'My wife and I fell in love, had kids, didn't really see each other for a few years, then fell back in love', he said in an interview with GQ. 'In terms of work, she's certainly given up more than I have. She'd like me to step back and be at home with the kids more, and of course, I want that too. But I feel like I'm at this crucial point in my career - I've just got to set up for longevity or I'll slip off.'

To make things harder, when he does have time to concentrate on his personal life, it is largely Chris and Elsa's 5-year-old daughter India, and 3-year-old twin boys Tristan and Sasha that are the focus of their attentions rather than each other - so for them it can become easier to forget to schedule couple time than most people.

'Once you have children, every instinct and every moment of your time is consumed by that', he continues. 'You've got nothing for each other - so make sure you have date night even if it's once in a blue moon, because most of the time you're just too tired and you'd actually prefer to sleep.'

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Let's hope the couple get plenty more time to themselves in the next few years.