According to reports, Metallica frontman James Hetfield and his wife Francesca are divorcing

After 25 years of marriage and three children

 the rocker and his wife are reportedly quietly divorcing.

Francesca and James met in 1992, married in 1997

 and became doting parents to daughters Cali, 24, Marcella, 20, and son Castor, 22, after their marriage in the late 1990s.

There is a report that Master of Puppets singer, 59, filed for divorce from his long-term wife

earlier this year, but the alleged split has only become public knowledge.

A source claims that James and Francesca are splitting 

into good terms and are still in touch because they share three children.

The rocker previously cited a “multitude of reasons” for moving to Vail, Colorado, including 

that it was Francesca’s childhood hometown and because the area was quiet.