Harry Connick Jr. has a way of making all of our worries melt away whenever we hit play on one of his tunes. The crooner’s smooth vocals are basically audible butter warming us up from the inside out. So it’s not surprising that even when he isn’t performing, Connick can still make our hearts flip when he talks about how much he loves his wife and family.
The singer, 52, recently opened up about the secret to his 25-year-long marriage to Jill Goodacre, 55. “I married my best friend and I married a woman who I look up to infinitely,” he told US Weekly. “We have the same values, so it’s easy for us to try and impart those on our children.” The couple, who tied the knot in 1994, share three daughters: Georgia, 23, Sara Kate, 22, and Charlotte, 17.
If those quotes weren’t enough to make you swoon over the family man, you might want to take a look at his Instagram page. Connick frequently shares snaps with supportive messages for his daughters’ endeavors and gushes about how much he loves his wife. They were all gathered just a few days ago to celebrate the release of Connick’s latest album, True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter ($11.39, Amazon).
Connick also posted a sweet tribute to Goodacre, dedicating the title track to her and their marriage saying he “can’t help but think of Jill” whenever he sings the song.
It hasn’t always been smooth-sailing for the couple, though. Goodacre was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in 2012, but was thankfully able to overcome it with treatment. They spoke about that scary chapter of their lives with People in 2017. “All I wanted to do was grow old with you and have as many years as possible as I could with you,” Connick told Goodacre. She confirmed, “You always used to say that, ‘I just want to grow old with you.’”
We don’t know about you, but we certainly hope to see more of this precious couple and family for many, many more years as they do just that.
This story originally appeared on our sister site, First for Women.
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