Chris Hemsworth is to become a father for the first time
The `Thor` actor`s wife Elsa Pataky is pregnant with the couple`s first child and the Spanish actress says they are "delighted and very excited".
She added to ¡Hola! magazine: "Having the person that you love by your side and starting a family with them is the best thing that can happen to you in this life. You can`t ask for more."
The baby is due in the spring.
Elsa, 35, says the couple - who married in December 2010 - are keen to have a large family and want their unborn tot to have a sibling in the future.
She said: "I want to have a big family, and so does Chris. My dream is to have more than one child."
Chris, 28, has already got experience with children as his older brother has a little girl and he recently revealed his niece has a toy doll of him as superhero Thor.
The Australian hunk revealed: "I was talking with my older brother the other day and his daughter was running around the house with a Thor action figure; he wanted to pull the batteries out of it because she keeps pressing the button and making it speak, `I am Thor!` or, `The mighty Mjolnir!` It does nothing but make me laugh, it`s great."