‘Avengers’ Star Chris Hemsworth Welcomes Daughter India

Hemsworth's wife, actress Elsa Pataky, gave birth to the couple's first child 'very recently.'

It seems Thor now has an heir to his throne. Chris Hemsworth and his wife, actress Elsa Pataky, welcomed their first child, a daughter named India.

The news of the baby’s birth broke on Saturday, while the “Avengers” actor was in London promoting his other big film release, “Snow White and The Huntsman.” “It was just a name we liked, I always kind of liked Indie or Indiana for a boy and she liked India,” the Australian actor told E! News. “We sorta went, ‘Oh well, whether it’s a boy or girl, that will decide.’ It just seemed to fit.”

According to People.com, the baby was born on Friday, but Hemsworth refused to confirm that report when chatting with E!, only noting that India was born “very recently.” He did add, “I’ve wanted to have kids for a long time, and here it is, and I couldn’t be happier.”

Hemsworth and Pataky, who married in December 2010 , announced they were expecting back in January . “Since it’s our first child, we don’t care if it’s a boy or girl, our only wish is that it’s healthy,” Pataky said at the time. “I’m only going to speak to the baby in Spanish. I already told my husband, ‘Get ready fast with Spanish because, if not, you’re not going to be able to understand what we say.’ ”

With “The Avengers” continuing to rule the box office and breaking records while it’s at it (it just crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide), it’s a good time to be a Hemsworth. “Snow White and the Huntsman,” which also stars Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, opens June 1.

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