It’s been reported that Metallica frontman James Hatfield has filed for divorce from his wife Francesca of 25 years. TMZ first reported the news, which cited it was Hetfield that 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.

Metallica next performs on September 24th in New York City at the Global Citizen Festival at Central Park.

INTERNET COMMENTS – via – agree or disagree???

Dr. NR wrote: “Twenty years is a long time not to get to know your spouse as your best friend. Wife or husband, if you make it twenty years, you owe it to yourself and your kids to get to know each other better and understand the ‘grass is not greener on the other side.’ People evolve; they don’t change. Habits, behavior, and attitudes evolve, and personalities stay almost the same throughout an entire life. This couple is the same people they both fell in love with; they just don’t want to know each other anymore.”

Valentina408 wrote: “When do we get to see his new 20 year old girlfriend?”

Mo King wrote: “I met James in 2000 in New Orleans. He and his friend were in town for a wedding that Jerry Lee Lewis played at House of Blues. When he saw me leaving he asked if I could take them out of the French Quarter to places where the locals go. I had just gotten a Mustang convertible and was literally going to go just drive around. I didn’t drink but I had weed. We had a blast. I took him all around town, even through City Park where he later played for VooDoo. I’m a girl who wasn’t a fan. I didn’t even know who he was. He was smart and funny and we are the same age-we talked about our marriages and lying… his friend slept in the back seat. He didn’t act like a rock star, whatever that is… I hope they give it another go. They aren’t getting any younger.”

Kenny O’Reilly wrote: “I bet Dave Mustaine is gloating about this somewhere because he’s still mad he got kicked out of Metallica 40 years ago.”

DVS ONE wrote: “Enter Sandman, Exit Husband”

Bill Smith wrote: “She must feel really bad knowing that when he got sober he decided to divorce.”

CHECK IT OUT: Metallica on June 8th, 2019 performing “One” at Slane Castle in Meath, Ireland: