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Harry Connick Jr reveals ‘completely inappropriate’ moment Frank Sinatra kissed his wife on the lips

‘It was an unpleasant experience’: Harry Connick Jr reveals ‘completely inappropriate’ moment Frank Sinatra kissed his wife on the lips

  • The singer, 52, married to former Victoria’s Secret Model Jill Goodacre, 55, discussed the ‘unpleasant’ encounter with the iconic crooner on This Morning
  • Harry claimed the late Fly Me To The Moon singer had embraced his then-girlfriend and called her beautiful before kissing her
  • He said: ‘He took my wife and held her face and said “you’re beautiful”, and kissed her on the mouth… ‘it’s completely inappropriate’
  • My Way singer Sinatra died from a heart attack aged 82 in 1998

Harry Connick Jr has discussed the ‘completely inappropriate’ moment legendary singer Frank Sinatra kissed his wife on the lips the first time they met.

The singer, 52, who has been married to former Victoria’s Secret Model Jill Goodacre, 55, since 1994, spoke about the ‘unpleasant’ encounter with the iconic crooner during an appearance on Tuesday’s episode of This Morning.

Harry claimed the Fly Me To The Moon singer, who died aged 82 in 1998, had embraced his then-girlfriend and called her beautiful before kissing her – shortly after Harry had ‘blanked out’ when he attempted to sing for Sinatra.

Encounter: Harry Connick Jr has revealed the ‘completely inappropriate’ moment legendary singer Frank Sinatra kissed his wife on the lips the first time they met

Couple: The singer, 52, has been married to former Victoria's Secret Model Jill Goodacre, 55, since 1994 (pictured 1991)

Couple: The singer, 52, has been married to former Victoria’s Secret Model Jill Goodacre, 55, since 1994 (pictured 1991)

He said: ‘That was an unpleasant experience because as much as I wanted to sing for him and everyone else… I don’t get nervous but I was really nervous for that and I blanked out.

‘I completely forget the words. I was with my wife, then my girlfriend, and then we saw Frank at the lift and I said “we should go, I need to explain myself.”

‘I said “I’m sorry I’m much better than what I saw”, and he took my wife and held her face and said you’re beautiful, and kissed her on the mouth and that’s that. 

‘I’ve never been able to sing for him again. it was probably unacceptable then, it was a situation where it was an interesting thing, I think my affection for him in the context made it hilarious for her, but obviously its completely inappropriate.’ 

Late crooner: Harry claimed the Fly Me To The Moon singer, who died aged 82 in 1998, had embraced his then-girlfriend and called her beautiful before kissing her (pictured 1980)

Late crooner: Harry claimed the Fly Me To The Moon singer, who died aged 82 in 1998, had embraced his then-girlfriend and called her beautiful before kissing her (pictured 1980)

Incident: Branding the experience 'unpleasant' Harry said: he took my wife and held her face and said you're beautiful, and kissed her on the mouth and that's that' (pictured 2018)

Incident: Branding the experience ‘unpleasant’ Harry said: he took my wife and held her face and said you’re beautiful, and kissed her on the mouth and that’s that’ (pictured 2018)

Harry and Jill started dating when she was at the height of her career as a lingerie model and Cosmopolitan cover girl, and he had sung the music for the movie When Harry Met Sally…, with Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal.

Ever since, the two have thrived as they have spent time in New Orleans, Connecticut and Los Angeles, raising their three daughters, Georgia Tatum, 23, Sarah Kate, 22, and Charlotte, 17 – in Connecticut. 

Connick Jr. is a notable jazz musician who enjoys the distinction of having won back-to-back Grammys in 1990 and 1991 for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, the former for his When Harry Met Sally song.

He said: ‘I think my affection for him in the context made it hilarious for her, but obviously its completely inappropriate’

Comment: Fans took to Twitter to lambast the incident with Sinatra

Comment: Fans took to Twitter to lambast the incident with Sinatra 

Icon: - Harry said the incident happened shortly after Harry had 'blanked out' when he attempted to sing for Sinatra (pictured 1980s)

Icon: – Harry said the incident happened shortly after Harry had ‘blanked out’ when he attempted to sing for Sinatra (pictured 1980s)

A few years later, the New Orleans, Louisiana-born entertainer shocked audiences with an incredibly terrifying performance as a serial killer in the Holly Hunter/Sigourney Weaver thriller Copycat — which was remarkably only Harry’s fourth screen credit.

Since then, the singer and actor has continued to release new music and appear in a fare share of films, including Independence Day and Hope Floats (the latter opposite Sandra Bullock).

Harry has also appeared in a recurring role on Will & Grace and performed judging duties on American Idol as recently as 2016.

Couple: Harry and Jill started dating when she was at the height of her career as a lingerie model and Cosmopolitan cover girl, and he had sung the music for the movie When Harry Met Sally (pictured 1995)

Couple: Harry and Jill started dating when she was at the height of her career as a lingerie model and Cosmopolitan cover girl, and he had sung the music for the movie When Harry Met Sally (pictured 1995)

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