This Is Who Chris Hemsworth Dated Before Marrying Elsa Pataky

In 2011, Chris Hemsworth became a Hollywood A-lister thanks to his role as the titular character in "Thor." With his (literally) massive on-screen presence, Hemsworth also had audiences swooning with his rugged good looks. Of course, with that aura comes a lot of interest in the actor's personal life. 

After a storied romance, Hemsworth ultimately married one Elsa Pataky in 2010. And while Pataky has said that they aren't a "perfect couple," their fans beg to differ. Pataky told Body + Soul back in August 2020, "It's funny that people think of us as [such] ... No way. It's been ups and downs, and we still keep working at the relationship. I think a relationship is constant work. It's not easy." Back in 2014, Hemsworth and Pataky also decided to move their family from California to Hemsworth's native Australia, despite the fact that their careers are in Hollywood. But it's one decision that Pataky doesn't regret. She told The Sydney Morning Herald in 2021, "We made the right decision in 2014 to leave L.A. and come to Australia — it's been great for the kids to be in nature, enjoy animals and go horse riding,' she said."

But before Hemsworth met and fell in love with Pataky, there was another special someone by his side: his ex, Isabel Lucas. The two actually had a lot in common, which is why it's curious that they parted ways.

Chris Hemsworth's ex is an Australian soap star

Chris Hemsworth and Isabel Lucas began dating in 2005. If Lucas looks familiar, that's because she's someone who also has plenty of Hollywood credits to her name including "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," "Immortals," and even Ed Sheeran's 2012 music video for "Give Me Love," according to her IMDb page. It was her role, however, as Tasha Andrews on "Home and Away" that her Aussie fans remember her the most by.  That, and she also worked with Hemsworth on the soap, too. 

But being Australian soap stars aren't the only thing that Hemsworth and Lucas have in common. According to Interview, Lucas grew up on a farm in rural Australia. She said that she spent a lot of time in her childhood "living in nature and building cubby houses in big old trees by the ocean." Similarly, that's the kind of life that Hemsworth has given his kids in Australia amidst the fame. Explaining his decision to uproot his family from Hollywood to the land Down Under. He told Modern Luxury in 2016 (via ET), "Here, we just walk out the door and head to the beach down the street. It's a much more simple life."

Seeing how much Hemsworth and Lucas love being in Australia, it shouldn't surprise anyone that they were spotted doing this same thing at the same time a few years back.

Chris Hemsworth and Isabel Lucas are friendly exes

They say that Hollywood is a small town but apparently, Byron Bay, Australia is a much smaller one. That's because former flames Chris Hemsworth and Isabel Lucas apparently bumped into one another while grabbing a coffee on the go at a small cafe in Byron Bay back in 2019.  According to the Daily Mail, Chris and Lucas certainly looked happy to see one another. The "Thor" actor was also accompanied by his brother Liam Hemsworth, who was reportedly linked to his brother's ex that same year. Lucas denied the romance rumors and explained to The Daily Telegraph (via Metro) that she and Liam "are just good friends." She also added, "The Hemsworths are a beautiful family. It's a strong community in Byron, and I am so grateful to have so many beautiful friends there."

Even though the ex-couple pulled the plug on their relationship back in 2008, they still remain friendly acquaintances to this day. Not only that, but Lucas certainly does enjoy spending time and working with the Hemsworth brothers as she also worked with Chris and Liam's brother Luke Hemsworth in the Australian drama "Bosch and Rockit." It's safe to say that Chris and Lucas have got to be the most friendliest exes in the world so much so that his entire family still loves hanging out and working with her, right?