Madonna is making moves to reconcile with her brother, femalefirst.co.uk reports.
The singer fell out with Christopher Ciccone over a tell-all book he wrote about the star, which alleged her then-husband Guy Ritchie was a homophobe and that Ritchie was to blame for the breakdown of Ciccone’s relationship with his sister.
Madonna was outraged with the publication of Life With My Sister Madonna last year, but is now making steps toward speaking with her brother again and has sent him tentative emails.
A source told Britain’s Sunday Mirror newspaper: “Madonna did it more for her family than for herself. Her feud with Chris was creating huge tension within the family so she decided to be the bigger person.
“At one point Madonna wanted all the family to cut off Chris — but her father wasn’t willing,” the source added. “It’s been a nightmare ever since. She’s calmed down about the book and had time to think.”
The source noted that Madonna’s divorce from Guy last year has helped cool her attitude toward her brother.
She was originally upset by claims in Ciccone’s book that Ritchie once tried to intimidate him by driving dangerously close to him, and that his friends made homophobic remarks to him at Ritchie’s stag party.