James Hetfield splits from wife

By Dharmesh Patel

Aug 14, 2022

The Metallica frontman filed for divorce from Francesca Hetfield — whom he married in 1997 after five years of dating — earlier this year.

The former couple have children Cali (24), Castor (22) and Marcella (20), who live together and are said to still communicate about their children.

The 59-year-old singer has previously credited Francesca, 52, with helping him with his anger and alcohol problems.

He previously said: "Fear was a big motivator for me in this. "

Losing my family, that's the thing that scared me the most, that was the lowest I've ever hit, that my family would be gone because of my behavior, which I've experienced . 

"My wife threw me out of the house, I live alone, I don't like it.

"He kicked me out of the house and it freaked me out. 

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