AceShowbiz - Harry Connick Jr. has shared an unpleasant memory he had of late singer Frank Sinatra. Appearing on the U.K.'s "This Morning", the awards-winning singer/actor accused the singing legend of acting inappropriately with his then-girlfriend Jill Goodacre.
The 52-year-old actor revealed the displeasing encounter happened when he performed in front of the "Fly Me to the Moon" hitmaker. "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," he said on the show.
Harry went on detailing, "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.' " But when the "Dolphin Tale" star apologized, he claimed that Frank ignored him and honed in on the former Victoria's Secret model, who is now his wife.
"I said, 'I'm sorry, I'm much better than what you 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," he recalled. "I've never been able to sing for him again."
When host Phillip Schofield remarked that what Frank did at the time would be "unacceptable" now post the #MeToo era, Harry said, "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 it's completely inappropriate."
Harry and Jill met at the height of her career as a lingerie model, while he had enjoyed success as a jazz singer. They got married in 1994 and share three daughters, 23-year-old Georgia, 22-year-old Sarah Kate and 17-year-old Charlotte.