Metallica Frontman James Hetfield Filed For Divorce From Wife Of 25 Years

James Hetfield is the iconic frontman of Metallica and the American musician has always been considered to be a legend. The guitarist as well as the singer has built quite a life for himself. Not only is his profession but he is extremely blessed in his personal life. However, things are about to get messy since James has filed for divorce for his long-time wife, Francesca Hetfield. According to multiple legit sources, James and Francesca have called it over after spending 25 years together. So, what happened in their marriage? 

James Hetfield Getting Divorced From Wife

James has spent over 25 years together. They shared happiness and sadness together and TMZ was the first to report that the couple is on the way to divorcing each other. Back on 13th August, TMZ claimed about James Hetfield filing for divorce and the paper had been submitted in Colorado earlier in 2022. The leaked news went viral but the divorce files are not revealed online. Though the couple went on different paths, they are still in contact with each other.

James Hetfield divorce
James Hetfield divorce

The former couple had some of the most beautiful times together. It was Francesca who finally opened up about the news. With an extremely broken heart and sadness, she stated, “After 30 years of ups and downs but always with a lot of love, I am extremely saddened that my marriage has come to this.”

Francesca Hetfield Was James’ Support

The soon-to-be ex-couple met each other for the very first time in 1992 when Metallica had its “Where We May Room Tour”. This a relationship of almost 30 years as after dating each other for five long years, the couple finally married in 1997. Soon, they had three beautiful children named Cali, Marcella, and Castor. However, they are together now, for the sake of their children and helping to mold a beautiful future for them.

As a matter of fact, James was also not in his best health for the last few years. His health wasn’t at its best and James even mentally collapsed while his band Metallica was performing at Estádio do Mineirão in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. There was a time when James thought that he was not able to play any longer but it was his bandmates who encouraged him to come back on stage and perform again.

James Hetfield divorce
James Hetfield divorce

The star also dealt with huge anger and alcohol issues. During the course of his lifetime, it was Francesca who helped the guitarist to recover from his past issues. She had shown a tough laugh to push the Metallica fame towards sobriety. In one of the past interviews, James opened up about how his wife was strict and persuasive enough to bring him back to normal life. She did things that James could have never thought that Francesca would do and to James’ surprise, it worked. To help him manage his serious health and addiction issues, Francesca had thrown James out of his house. 

While explaining the whole situation, James said, “[My wife] did the right thing, she kicked my ass right out of the house and that scared the s—t out of me. She said, ‘Hey, you’re not just going to the therapist now, and talking about this, you’ve got to go somewhere and sort this s—t out,’ so that’s what I did … What worked for me was 7 weeks someplace, like basically tearing you down to bones, ripping your life apart, anything you thought about yourself or what it was, anything you thought you had, your family, your career, anything, gone. Strip you down to just, you’re born. Here’s how you were when you were born, you were okay, you were a good person, let’s get back to that again, then they slowly rebuild you.”

Well, things were going great for the couple and they were finally having a life of fulfillment. But things took a turn and it is now not known why James and Francesca are divorcing. The entire family is now maintaining the privacy and we believe that there won’t be many details available soon enough because they are dealing with the matters privately. Whatever the reason may be, we pray that they both find happiness in their individual lives.

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