Metallica‘s frontman and vocalist James Hetfield and his wife (Francesca Tomasi) almost 25 years have called for their divorce. In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about James Hetfield‘s divorce file.
All things you need to know about James Hetfield’s divorce
After learning this from solid sources close to the couple. They have told the tabloid website that James Hetfield filed for divorce with his wife Francesca Hetfield (Francesca Tomasi) in their home state of Colorado earlier this year. As we know, Metallica‘s frontman James Hetfield and his family relationship are so strong. We knew it from Hetfield’s tattoos.
He has a variety of tattoos, one of which depicts flames that are encased by four playing cards – Ace (1) 9 6, and 3 which represent the year of birth, and it also contains the phrase “Carpe Diem” (“seize the moment”). The flames in the tattoo represent the pyrotechnic crash in Hetfield was injured in the year 1992 at an event in Montreal. He has tattooed “M” as well as “81” on the right hand of his for “Metallica” and the year that Metallica was established, 1981 as well as the letter “F” on his left hand to signify “Francesca”.
Besides others, he has Christian tattoos like crosses and the image of Jesus on his left hand. He also has a tattoo of two razors that form the straight-edge symbol of the X on his wrist left. We also know James had some anger management issues.
When is the date James Hetfield and Francesca Tomasi meet?
James Hetfield has met Francesca in 1992. They were married in 1997. We believe the couple to remain in feelings since they share parenting responsibility for their daughters Cali 20, Marcella 16, and their son Castor Hetfield, who is now 18.
In May 2022, Hetfield got emotional during the Metallica concert in Brazil. He admitted to the crowd that the singer was “feeling somewhat uneasy” before stepping onto the stage.
James Hetfield has been vocal about his struggles with anxiety, addiction, and low self-esteem throughout his career and most recently in the autumn when he spoke about the changes that he underwent to lead Metallica throughout the tour for their self-titled 1991 album. Which has been hailed as one of the most popular Metallica records ever.
Is James Hetfield divorced or married?
Not yet. But according to the old interview with James and the latest news from their close friends. They are thinking about divorcing soon.
When we go back to James Hetfield’s old interview with Joe Rogan Experience:
“Fear was a big motivator in that for me. Losing my family, scared me so much, that was the bottom I hit, that my family is going to go away because of the behaviors that I brought home from the road. I got kicked out of my house by my wife, I was living on my own somewhere, and I did not want that. Maybe as part of my upbringing, my family kind of disintegrated when I was a kid. Father left, mother passed away, had to live with my brother, and then kind of just, where did my stuff go? It just kind of floated away, and I do not want that happening.
No matter what’s going on, we’re going to talk this stuff out and make it work.
My wife did the right thing, she kicked my ass right out of the house and that scared the s… 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 shit 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.
I would love to thank my wife, Francesca, for saving my life. Many times.”
He also talked about his addiction and Hetfield point out the relationship between Francesca and friends:
“Going away to rehab taught me about priorities. I’ve been in Metallica since I was 19 years old, which can be a very unusual environment, and it’s very easy to find yourself not knowing how to live outside of that environment, which is what happened to me. I didn’t know anything about life. I didn’t know that I could come home and live a family life. And, I didn’t know that I could live my life in a different way to how it was in the band since I was 19. Which was very excessive and very intense. And if you have addictive behavior, then you don’t always make the best choices for yourself. And I definitely didn’t make the best choices for myself.
But rehab is like college for your head. I really learned some things about myself in there. I was able to reframe my life and not look at everything with a negative connotation. That’s how I was raised. It was like a survival technique for me. And getting into Metallica meant that initially I had to fight to survive, for food, for the towel, for the shower, for everything. And then fighting to be the best band you can be, and putting other bands down. Finding fault with everything was how METALLICA was fueled. And not only did I play a part in that, I was buried in that.”
What did James Hetfield learn from rehab?
James Hetfield re-entered a rehab program to work on his recovery from alcohol addiction in September 2019.
I learned that every human being is born perfect. I learned that the flaws in ourselves comes from the things around us, from our backgrounds and influences. But when we’re born, we all have the same-sized soul. There are certain things that are genetic, but that doesn’t mean that I have to act in a certain way, and I didn’t know that. My lifestyle has been very intense, and I didn’t know how to remove myself from that. Rehab taught me how to do that. It basically taught me how to live.
I was afraid of so many things. I’d look at other people’s friendships and think, ‘Man, why can’t I have friendships like that?’ But I didn’t know how to. So I used to try and buy friendships.”
We are updating the latest news about when we heard from solid sources about James Hetfield‘s divorce.