Alicia Keys Reunites with Estranged Father
Alicia Keys was just 12-years-old when her father left her mother to raise her alone. Over the years, the pain turned to anger towards him and, ultimately, it seriously damaged their relationship. The singer learned, however, that sometimes good can also come from pain.
When her paternal grandmother became ill, she was forced to come in contact with her father and what she saw changed everything. She was able to see how much he loved his mother with whom he would have so little time left. At that point, she said that she was able to see that he wasn’t an evil person and asked him if they could start fresh and try to be friends.
Now, things are better. They have started to understand each other and bond over Egypt, Keys’ 2-year-old son. She realized that holding on to the anger was only hurting herself and feels that she and her father have both grown as people.
She also feels that her father’s role in his grandson’s life has been a good thing. She said: "I think something happens when you become a grandparent. You have a different mind-set. There's less pressure on the relationship, so maybe it's closer. He was with Egypt last week and he loved it."
That makes sense. Perhaps, he can do a little babysitting since Keys has announced her first tour dates since giving birth.
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