Alicia Keys is healing from the anger she felt when her father, Craig Cook, left her and her mother. The "Girl on Fire" songstress has been reshaping her life since the birth of her son, Egypt, and reportedly reunited with her dad to work on their relationship.
"My father and I are fine now," she said to Britain's You mag. "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 singer explained that when her paternal grandmother became ill, it was important to her that she and Cook reunite. After seeing her father's love for her grandmother, she wanted to rebuild a relationship with them and since then, they've begun to understand each other. Now, her father has a budding relationship with her son.
"I feel both me and my father have grown up," she said. "I think something happens when you become a grandparent. You have a different mindset. There is less pressure on the relationship, so maybe it's closer. He was with Egypt last week and he loved it."
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