‘It got awkward’: Multimillionaires Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky ‘fail to bid on ANYTHING’ during charity auction for children’s hospital at star-studded Gold Dinner in Sydney – but they did make a generous donation
Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky skipped making an appearance on the red carpet of the Gold Dinner for at Sydney Airport on Thursday.
And according to a new report, the Hollywood power couple also failed to make any bids at the event’s charity auction, despite their combined net worth of $180million.
The charity was put on to raise money for the Sydney Children’s Hospital foundation.
Hmm: Chris Hemsworth, 37, and his wife Elsa Pataky, 44, (both pictured) raised eyebrows after they ‘failed to make any bids’ during a charity auction at the star-studded Gold Dinner on Thursday in Sydney, a source claims
‘It got really awkward because everyone kept looking at them to put up their hands and they didn’t,’ an insider who attended the Gold Dinner alleged to Emerald City on Sunday.
Instead, Jeremy Bond, grandson of business tycoon Alan, was the highest bidder of the night, dropping a five-figure sum at the auction, the source said.
However, Chris did reportedly donate two tickets for the Sydney premiere of his new movie, Thor: Love and Thunder.
Awkward: ‘It got really awkward because everyone kept looking at them to put up their hands and they didn’t,’ an insider who attended the Gold Dinner alleged to Emerald City on Sunday. Pictured: Liam Hemsworth, Gabriella Brooks, Luciana Barroso, Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky at the Gold Dinner
The tickets went under the hammer for $60,000, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, and helped raise a record setting $5million for the Sydney Children’s Hospital foundation.
After the event, Chris shared a post to Instagram about what a great night it was and how much money was raised to help children in need.
‘Incredible night at #golddinner event raising funds, support, awareness for one of the most challenging issues we face, mental health in children,’ he wrote.
That’s nice! Chris reportedly donated two tickets for the Sydney premiere of his new movie, Thor: Love and Thunder, to be released in 2022. Pictured: Chris in the role of Thor
‘Smashing records and raising over 5 million dollars,’ he added, before thanking all of the attendees.
Event committee member Emma Cooper told the publication that the Hemsworths did a fantastic job of raising money for the good cause.
‘They stayed until the end of the pledges and did an amazing job of making the night a huge success,’ she said.
‘There was no obligation for them to stay for the after-party,’ she added.
Chris and Elsa were joined at the event by Chris’ younger brother Liam and his girlfriend Gabriella Brooks, and their friend Luciana Barroso – the wife of actor Matt Damon.
Unlike the glittering array of stars that made an appearance at the exclusive soiree, Chris and his group opted to skip the red carpet and slip into the fundraiser unannounced.
Daily Mail Australia have reached out to Chris Hemsworth and event organisers for comment.
Company: Chris and Elsa were joined at the event by Chris’ younger brother Liam (left) and his girlfriend Gabriella Brooks (right), and their friend Luciana Barroso – the wife of actor Matt Damon