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This is going to be a big year for actor Chris Hemsworth.

In addition to reprising his role as Thor in "The Avengers," the 28-year-old Aussie will welcome a child with his wife, Elsa Pataky, this spring, the couple tells ¡Hola!

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The actors, who wed in December 2010, are "delighted and very excited" to become first-time parents. Explains Spanish actress Pataky, 35, "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."

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What does Hemsworth love most about his wife, who recently starred opposite Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in "Fast Five"?

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"She's always smiling," Hemsworth told Us Weekly in April. "She's a lot of fun to be around."

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