Elsa Pataky has revealed that she and Chris Hemsworth have a very simple trick for keeping their marriage happy and healthy – laughter.

Hola! Hola! magazine. The 45-year old said that Thor actor, 37-years-old, has a gift for putting an end to arguments with a good joke.

She said, “We like doing the same things and Chris has great sense of humor and knows how take the sting out”

“He makes me and my kids laugh, or if I get angry, he makes a joke to make it lighten up.” Humour is a big plus. He is my best friend and I love to laugh with him.

They were married in 2010 and have three children: daughter India, 9, and twin boys Tristan and Sasha (7).

The actress from Spain says that her family moved to Sydney to work recently, leaving behind their Bryon Bay, NSW coastal hideaway.

I would not live in a city again. It’s not for my taste,’ she stated, adding that it was difficult for children to adjust to the ‘all-day traffic’.

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They longed to be barefoot savages again, as the children wished. She said, “This is where we belong. This is where my children have grown up.”

Elsa continued to mention that India enjoys showjumping and riding ponies, while the boys love surfing together with their father.