Chris Hemsworth’s wife, Elsa Pataky is speaking out about her brother-in-law Liam Hemsworth since his divorce from pop star Miley Cyrus. While in Madrid at the launch of “KissMas Time” by Women’s Secret lingerie, Elsa told reporters that Chris is doing well.
“My brother-in-law, well, after a relationship where he dedicated 10 years, he’s discouraged, but he’s taking it well,” Pataky said, according to Hola!. He’s a little bit down, but he’s coping well, he’s a strong boy and he deserves the best, I think he deserves much better,” she added.
While many speculate that Elsa was referring to deserving much better than Miley, she could have been speaking in more general terms. Miley and Liam married in Dec. 2018, after ten years of on-again, off-again dating.
“My Valentine every single day @liamhemsworth,” Miley captioned wedding photos of the couple on Valentine’s day. “Thank you for always bending down to hug me … I promise I will always meet you in the middle on my tippiest toes! I love you Valentine! @liamhemsworth,”
The couple shocked the world when news of their split broke in August 2019. Liam remained mostly silent on the issue while spending time in Australia’s Byron Bay with his brother Chris.
“You always find support in your family, and he’s joined at the hip with his brother, who has been there to give all the strength he needed,” Elsa told reporters. “The truth is he is a doll, I adore him and he’s so handsome. I gotta say it. The best thing is his sense of humor. He makes the whole family laugh.”
Following the divorce Miley spoke out as rumors of infidelity on her part were starting to circulate as the cause of their divorce.
“I can accept that the life I’ve chosen means I must live completely open and transparent with my fans who I love, and the public, 100% of the time. What I cannot accept is being told I’m lying to cover up a crime I haven’t committed. I have nothing to hide. It is no secret that I was into partying in my teens and early 20’s. I have not only smoked, but advocated for weed, I’ve experimented with drugs, my biggest song to date is about dancing on molly and snorting lines in the bathroom,” she wrote on Twitter. “But the truth is, once Liam & I reconciled, I meant it, & I was committed. There are NO secrets to uncover here. I’ve learned from every experience in my life. I’m not perfect, I don’t want to be, it’s boring. I’ve grown up in front of you, but the bottom line is, I HAVE GROWN UP. I can admit to a lot of things but I refuse to admit that my marriage ended because of cheating. Liam and I have been together for a decade. I’ve said it before & it remains true, I love Liam and always will.”
Miley went on to have a brief relationship with Brody Jenner’s ex, Kaitlyn Jenner, and is now in a relationship with Cody Simpson. Liam has been linked to Australian actress Maddison Brown.