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    Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:29:27

    Alicia Keys Reunites With Estranged Father - He left the family when she was just 2

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    Singer Alicia Keys revealed that she mended fences with her estranged father after her grandmother fell terminally ill in 2006. Keys was raised by her mother Teresa after her dad Craig Cook left the family when Keys only 2. When his mother was dying, she extended the olive branch.

    "My father and I are fine now," she told You. "I would say in the process of growing up you realize you've been holding on to anger. I was angry then and am sure I had the right to be angry, but if you hold on to all this anger the only person you're hurting is you. The process started when my grandmother became ill. You realize what's important when you see a person you love dearly and you're not going to have them for long. It was important to her. And I saw (my father's) love for her. I realized he wasn't an evil person so I said, 'Can we start from this point on? Can we be friends? I can start to understand you and you can start to understand me.'"

    Sometimes these things happen.

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    —Maggie Pannacione
    11.21.12



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