Model Elsa Pataky is appearing on the cover of Vogue Australia with her three children that she shares with hubby Chris Hemsworth.
The February cover features Pataky with India Rose, 7, and twin sons Sasha and Tristan, 5 playing on the beach in Byron Bay, Australia where the family calls homes.
Hemsworth and Pataky typical keep their children out the spotlight but made the rare exception where she revealed why they made the choice to move from Hollywood and back to Australia.
“My daughter started to get scared of photos, actually,” she explained referencing the paparazzi in L.A. “So we realized this is not a way to live, because you just become enclosed in a house. I love nature and I love to be outside, and I wanted my kids to have that freedom, so we decided to leave.”
The two stars knew that they wanted to raise their children in a place of nature.
“My goal was always, when I have kids, to be in a place that’s not the city. I want them to grow up in nature, because I crave that,” the “Fast and Furious” actress said. “But that step did take me away from one of my big passions in life: acting, and it was a big change. But I changed my life to be a mom, which I think is just the most amazing thing in the world.“
Pataky added, “I wanted to pick my kids up, I wanted to take them to school, I wanted to be part of the school and be involved in what they do.“
Luckily when they landed in Byron Bay, they were able to find a place that allowed her to live out her “dream.”
“My dream was always to have a farm and horses. When we were trying to find a property, I had to have a place where I could have horses and my kids could be with them and enjoy that, too,“ she said. “I feel privileged. If life has given you great things, just enjoy it as much as you can, because you never know what’s going to happen next. So at least in those moments of having what I want, I try to make the best of it.”