NEW mum Elsa Pataky has told her Australian husband to brush up on his Spanish language skills.

The Madrid-born model/actress, who gave birth in London this month to daughter India Rose, has insisted she is only going to speak Spanish to the baby.

This could leave Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor in huge hit The Avengers, out of the loop.

“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’,” she said.

Coldplay singer Chris Martin has been in the same predicament with wife Gwyneth Paltrow who insisted on having a Spanish nanny for their children.

He is the only one in the family not to speak Spanish, with Gwyneth having spent various holidays here, having had a language exchange near Toledo as a teenager.


  1. GREAT – they should BOTH speak their Mother Tongues to their child so the child is BI-lingual, using the two most common languages in the World! Real benefits to the child.

    If Mom insists on ONLY Spanish spoken by Dad to the child…
    we MAY be witness to the demise of a marriage. Madre Dios!

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