Metallica singer James Hetfield and his wife divorce after 25 years of marriage
Steph Deschamps / August 15, 2022
After 25 years of marriage, the famous singer of the band Metallica, James Hetfield, and his wife Francesca have decided to end their relationship. This is an information that the media TMZ revealed and that, even if it has just come out in the press, does not date from yesterday. Indeed, earlier this year, James Hetfield asked his girlfriend for a divorce, but discreetly so that the public does not know.
James and Francesca were married in 1997, after being together for five years. Afterwards, the couple welcomed three children: Cali (24), Castor (22) and Marcella (20). TMZ explains that, for the sake of their children, the exes would like to maintain good contact.
If the reasons for the divorce are not explained, the founding member of Metallica has never been virulent with his former wife. He even confided in the past that his ex-wife helped him to manage his problem with alcohol and anger. Fear was a big motivation for me. Losing my family was so scary, it would be the worst thing for me. I thought my family would disappear because of my behavior. I was kicked out by my wife and had to live alone somewhere, I didn't want that, Hetfield told MetalHeadZone. She kicked me out of the house and that scared me. She told me, 'Not only are you going to see a therapist, but you have to go somewhere to work through this,' and that's what I did. The singer then spent several months in rehab to work on himself.