While appearing on UK's "This Morning" Tuesday, the crooner recalled a "completely inappropriate" encounter when Sinatra kissed his wife, former model Jill Goodacre, on the lips when he first met the legendary singer many years ago.
According to Connick Jr., the moment occurred after he had "blanked out" when he performed for Sinatra. Connick Jr. claimed that when he went to apologize to Sinatra for his lackluster performance, the "Fly Me to the Moon" singer embraced his then-girlfriend, called her beautiful and proceeded to kiss her on the mouth.
"That was an unpleasant experience because as much as I wanted to sing for him and everyone else," Connick Jr. began on the morning show, per Daily Mail. "I don't get nervous but I was really nervous for that and I blanked out."
"I completely forget the words," he continued. "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 you saw.' He looked at my wife and kind of placed her face in his hands and said, 'You're beautiful' and kissed her right on the mouth, walked out of the elevator and that was the end of that."
Connick Jr. added that he "never" got another chance to perform for Sinatra, who passed away from a heart attack in 1998. The musician also expressed that while Sinatra kissing his wife was "inappropriate," Goodacre found it funny at the time.
"It was probably unacceptable then," he explained. "It was a situation where it was an interesting thing, I think my affection for him in the context, she thought it was hilarious, but obviously it's completely inappropriate."
Connick Jr. and Goodacre have been married since 1994 and share three daughters: Georgia Tatum, 23, Sarah Kate, 22, and Charlotte, 17.