Francesca Hetfield Files For Divorce After Being Together With James Hetfield For 25 Years

Francesca Hetfield

After 25 years of marriage, Metallica singer James Hetfield has allegedly filed for divorce from his wife Francesca. According to sources close to the former couple, the divorce was filed in Colorado early this year. However, the court file was never made public since the former couple kept the information private. Insiders also informed the newspaper that the couple is still in touch since they co-parent their three children. James and Francesca met in 1992 and married in 1997. They have a son, Castor, and two daughters, Cali (20) and Marcella (16). The singer and his family were said to be located in Vail, Colorado, Francesca’s hometown.

Francesca’s net worth

Francesca Hetfield is a costume designer from the United States. She was born on January 27, 1970, in the Argentina province of Rosario. Francesca began working as a waitress at a pub near her home after graduating from high school and did not pursue college for further education. At the age of 23, she launched a profession in the costume design sector. Francesca has an estimated net worth of $1 million, according to ABTC. The bulk of her money came from her profession as a costume designer. According to reports, she met her husband James while working as a designer for Metallica, his heavy metal band.

Francesca Hetfield

Despite their marriage in 1992, James and Francesca kept their private lives mainly hidden from public view. The latter, on the other hand, was often seen on tour with her husband and was even included in the 2004 documentary Metallica: Some Kind of Monster.

Francesca Hetfield aided James Hetfield in battling addiction.

James Hetfield has always been candid about his addiction and drinking difficulties. The artist said on The Joe Rogan Experience in 2017 that he went into treatment over two decades ago out of fear of losing his family:

“Fear was a significant incentive for me in that.” The thought of losing my family worried me the most. That was the lowest point I reached, believing that my family would be disbanded as a result of my actions on the road.”

He went on to say that Francesca “kicked” him out of the home and forced him to go to treatment to work out his problems:

“My wife booted me out of my home, and I was living on my own elsewhere.” That was not something I want… [My wife] did the right thing by kicking my a** out of the home, which terrified the sh*t out of me. ‘Hey, you’re not simply going to the therapist now and talking about this,’ she added. You have to go someplace and straighten this out.’ That’s exactly what I did.”

Francesca Hetfield



James Hetfield is said to have been sober since 2002. He earlier mentioned that Francesca assisted him in dealing with his personal issues in a “constructive” manner. In 2005, the musician told NPR that his wife assisted him in “maturing” when he went “straight-edge” with his addiction and temper problems. Unfortunately, James and Francesca Hetfield’s romance ended early this year, although the couple has yet to announce their divorce officially.