Metallica Frontman James Hetfield and his wife of more than two decades are no more, TMZ has learned.
Sources close to the former couple tell us James has filed divorce papers against Francesca Hetfield in Colorado earlier this year. Amazingly, the case never came to light and the couple kept it out of the spotlight.
We’re told the two are still in contact, as they have children together.
James and Francesca met in 1992 and married in 1997. They have two daughters and a son together. James has credited Francesca over the years for helping him through some tough times, including his anger management issues.
In an interview, James said Francesca once threatened to kick the kids out of the house if he couldn’t calm down.
Francesca was Hetfield’s first marriage…she also sometimes joined him on tour, visit sites around the world.
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