Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky
Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky have not split Reuters

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth has responded to reports that his marriage is on the rocks. Woman's Day reported that he and wife, Spanish model/actress Elsa Pataky are leading separate lives.

An alleged source said: "They've decided they need space, and they've been taking a little break from each other."

"Hopefully it will be a case of absence makes the heart grow fonder, but they definitely appear to have some issues that need to be sorted out. It has raised a few eyebrows among their friends," the insider added.

The Thor actor took to his Instagram account and shared a picture with Pataky. He wrote: "Looking for a new wife according to @womansdayaus and other misleading outlets! Honey you still love me right?! @elsapatakyconfidential#thanksfortheheadsup"

Hemsworth and Pataky first met in 2010 after being introduced by talent agent William Ward. They tied the knot the same year in December.

The 32-year-old actor had previously gushed about the mother of his three children. Speaking during an appearance on ITV's Good Morning Britain, he said: "It did happen quick and it just felt right, just, it made sense. There was no great plan to any of it to be honest, we were on holiday and we said 'why don't we get married too?' and then the next minute..."

He continued: "There probably should have been some planning but it all worked out. Honestly, we had both our families on holiday at the same time, just randomly, and we said this is a good opportunity with everyone together so we just did it."