Who is James Hetfield’s wife? Francesca Hetfield Wiki Bio
Francesca Tomasi was born in Rosario, Argentina on 27 January 1970 – her birth sign is Aquarius and she holds Argentinian nationality. She came under the spotlight after she married James Hetfield who is a lead vocalist and the founder of the Metallica heavy metal band.
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Early life and education
Francesca was raised in Rosario by her parents – her mother was a housewife while her father was a factory worker. She attended a high school in Rosario, and after matriculation didn’t enroll at college, but rather began working as a waitress in a bar close to her home.
Francesca launched her career as a costumier when she turned 23, eventually working as a costumier for Metallica, where she met James Hetfield.
Marriage with James Hetfield
Francesca and James met in 1993 – they dated for four years before marrying on 17 August 1997, and a year later on 13 June 1998, Francesca gave birth to their daughter Cali Tee Hetfield, while their son Castor Virgil followed on 18 May 2000. Their second daughter Marcella Francesca was born on 17 January 2002.
The couple first lived in James’ house in California which has four bedrooms and three bathrooms as well as a timber outdoor kitchen and a salt water pool – in May 2013, James sold the house for over $3.4 million as it was too big for the family, and he purchased a home in Vail in Colorado for $922,000 where the family is currently living.
James stated in an interview how Francesca has helped him through the hardest period of his life, how he had anger management problems before he met her – on one occasion, she told him she and their children were not going to stay with him unless he pulled himself together.
Likes and hobbies
Francesca enjoys watching movies late at night with her husband while her favorite actor and actress are Tom Cruise and Jennifer Aniston – her favorite movies are “Flags of Our Fathers” and “Runaway Bride”, while her favorite TV series is “Lost”.
Francesca has travelled all around the world with her husband, and her dream holiday destinations are Paris in France, and Miami. She enjoys going shopping in her spare time and her favorite color is black – she is also fond of tasting different food with her favorite cuisine being Italian. Both Francesca and James are philanthropists who have donated large amounts of money to charity, mostly to people who have been left without a roof over their heads due to natural disasters, and to underprivileged children.
Appearance and net worth
Francesca is 49 years old. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall, weighs around 130lbs (59kgs), and her vital statistics are 38-26-36. She wears shoes size seven. Francesca shares her husband’s net worth which is over $300 million.
Who is James Hetfield, Francesca’s husband?
James Alan Hetfield was born in Downey, California USA on 3 August 1963 – his zodiac sign is Leo and he holds American nationality. James is a musician and a songwriter, best known for founding the Metallica heavy metal band.
James was raised in Downey by his mother Cynthia, who was a light opera singer, and his father Virgil Lee who was a truck driver – Cynthia was married once before, so James has two half-brothers as well as a younger singer; Cynthia divorced Virgil as well in 1976. The entire family were Christian Scientists meaning that they didn’t use any medications, even though Cynthia was battling cancer – James has often written about his upbringing. Cynthia lost her battle to cancer in 1979, while Virgil died in 1996.
James attended Downey High School before switching to Brea Olinda High School, matriculating in 1981 – he began taking piano lessons at the age of nine, and at 14 started playing the guitar.
He soon founded the band with his friends, but Dave Mustaine, their lead guitarist, began causing trouble leading to James and other members firing him – Mustaine went on to found Megadeth, a very popular heavy metal band.
Metallica released many albums over the years, while their eighth studio album entitled “St. Anger” was released in 2001 – at the time, James had a strong alcohol addiction and decided to go to rehab to fight it, spending seven months at a rehabilitation center away from his band, and then returned clean and sober. However, he eventually went back to alcohol and drugs, and in 2019 returned to the same rehabilitation center. Metallica’s ninth studio album entitled “Death Magnetic” was released on 2 September 2008 reaching #1 on the Billboard charts in more than 30 countries. On 4 April 2009, James and his band members were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
James is very fond of outdoor activities such as hunting, beekeeping, and farming – he is also a big fan of cars and motorcycles, and has a big collection. He enjoys watching football, baseball, and hockey, and cheers for teams such as the Oakland Raiders, San Jose Sharks, and San Francisco Giants. He is a big fan of tattoos, and has numerous inked onto his skin.
James is an actor too, and has appeared in several documentary movies as well as in several TV series, such as “Space Ghost Coast to Coast” in 1996, “The Simpsons” in 2006, and “Skylanders Academy” from 2016 to 2018.