Harry Connick Jr. on a House Full of Girls: 'I Love It'

10/02/2009 at 07:00 AM ET
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Between his wife Jill Goodacre, his daughters Georgia Tatom, 13, Sara Kate, 12, and Charlotte, 7, and even the two family dogs, Harry Connick Jr. is — quite literally — surrounded by girls. The 42-year-old singer/actor tells The View that he wouldn’t have it any other way.

“I love it,” he raves, and for good reason! Harry reveals that his late mother — who died when he was just 13 — was an inspiration.

“She was my hero. I think she spoiled me to be around very, very bright, strong women…I’m just, I’m around amazing women a lot.”

The girls are growing up fast and Harry says that he’s grateful they take after mom. “My dad said, ‘Your girls look a lot like Jill,'” Harry jokes. “In other words he’s saying, ‘You’re ugly, bro.'” They have inherited at least some things from dad, however. While Sarah enjoys singing, Georgia plays piano — though not with the same passion that Harry displayed, when he began playing at age three.  “All I wanted to do was play when I was a kid,” he recalls before adding,

“But she’s not really into it. She’s like, ‘Dad can you show me something?’ And I’ll teach her and she’ll play it fantastic, but she’s more into sports.”

Harry and Jill celebrated their fifteenth wedding anniversary earlier this year.

Source: The View

— Missy

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Mary-Helen on

Aw, what a great article! My husband is also surrounded by women haha.

Kudos to him and Jill for celebrating their 15th anniversary! In Hollywood that’s like being married for a century!

Lisa on

What a wonderful guy! I really admire him.

Kelly on

I LOVE this family! And Harry, you are soooo NOT ugly!

Jenn on

Love this guy and how sweetly he talks about his girls 🙂
PS–Harry Connick Jr. is one of the sexiest guys around–no ugly there!!!

michelle on

I forget how much I love this guy until I see him and then I remember all over again. Swoon!

Sherri on

LOVE him! He is just such the genuine article!

Was lucky enough to get to meet him after a concert here and was so happy to see in person that he’s so down to earth & sincere.

I will definitely be a fan for life. 🙂

urbanadventurertales on

Ahhh, he is my biggest celeb crush! If I could trade places with his wife! Lord help me! He seems so sweet, down to earth, compassionate, real, and H.O.T.!

Shannon on

Wow! Fifteen years together? That’s like a miracle in Hollywood!!

Harry is such a hottie, and he seems like a great guy!

All Women Stalker on

How sweet. I’ve always loved him. I love his voice.


Mia on

That was a really sweet article. I think the quote about “idolizing his mother” (‘she was my hero’), something very poetic on that.

I loved HCjr as Leo on Will & Grace. Good show.