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The estranged wife of Metallica frontman James Hetfield has broken her silence regarding the pair’s impending divorce after 25 years of marriage and nearly 30 years together.

Francesca Hetfield was quoted by TMZ as saying, “After 30 years of ups and downs but always with a lot of love, I am extremely saddened that my marriage has come to this.”

Earlier this month James Hetfield filed for divorce, with TMZ reporting Hetfield had filed the papers in California earlier this year.

The couple, who met in 1992, married on August 17th, 1997 and share three adult children — 24-year-old Cali, 22-year-old Castor — the drummer for Bastardane, and 20-year-old Marcella.