Madonna is making moves to reconcile with her brother.
The 'Miles Away' singer fell out with Christopher Ciconne over a tell-all book he wrote about the star, which alleged her then husband Guy Ritchie was a homophobe and blamed him for the breakdown of his 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.
"It's been a nightmare ever since. She's calmed down about the book and had time to think.
"She realises blood is thicker than water and has said she will meet with him this year in LA."
The source added Madonna divorcing Guy at the end of last year has helped cool her attitude toward her brother.
She was originally upset by claims in Christopher's book British film director Guy once tried to intimidate him by driving dangerously close to him, and his friends made homophobic remarks to him at Guy's stag party.
Chris also detailed his relationship with his sister, her romances with both men and women and the extent of her controlling ways in the book.
He wrote: "The Madonna I once knew is lost to me for ever, I am sorry for her and us."