Harry Connick Jr. revealed that he once had a “completely inappropriate” encounter with Frank Sinatra.
The singer stopped by the U.K. show This Morning on Tuesday (Nov. 19), where he explained that in the early ’90s, he was attending an event with his wife (then-girlfriend), Jill Goodacre, when he met his idol Sinatra. Connick and Goodacre were in an elevator with the “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” who flirted with the model the entire time. “He looked at [her] and kind of placed her face in his hands and said, ‘You’re beautiful,’ and he kissed her right on the mouth, walked out of the elevator and that was the end of that,” Connick recalled.
Connick noted that the encounter would not have gone over well in 2019, at the height of the #MeToo movement. “I never got to sing for him again, she loves to remind me of that story,” he continued. “I think it was probably unacceptable then, but it was a situation where it was an interesting thing — I think because of my affection for him, in the context, she thought it was hilarious. But obviously it’s completely inappropriate.”
Sinatra died in 1998 at the age of 82. Watch the interview below.