Al Pacino, 83, shocked the world this week when he revealed he was expecting a baby with eight-months pregnant girlfriend Noor Alfallah, 29.
But mystery now surrounds the circumstances of the pregnancy after fresh claims emerged the actor had demanded a pre-natal DNA test after refusing to believe he could ‘impregnate anybody’, only found out about the impending arrival two months ago and believed the relationship with Noor was ‘long over.’
This comes after a source close to the couple confirmed to DailyMail.com on Wednesday that Pacino ‘could not be happier’ about the pregnancy, that he had not been kept in the dark about the baby for 11 weeks and that the pair were ‘very much in love.’
They also hit out at suggestions Noor is a ‘gold digger’ and said she had wanted a baby for years.
But TMZ reports The Scent Of A Woman star did not believe the child was his at first due to medical issues that would ‘commonly prevent a man from impregnating a woman.’
Conflicting reports: Al Pacino, 83, shocked the world this week when he revealed he was expecting a baby with eight-months pregnant girlfriend Noor Alfallah, 29 – but claims have emerged the actor demanded a pre-natal DNA test (Pacino and his girlfriend pictured last month)
It is also claimed Pacino only found out about the pregnancy when Noor was six months gone, and was ‘shocked’ at the revelation.
It was further claimed Noor agreed to the DNA test which confirmed Pacino is indeed the father.
Pacino and Noor’s relationship came under further scrutiny when it was alleged the actor thought the relationship was over a ‘long time ago’.
Sources claimed to Showbiz411 that Pacino was ‘hoodwinked’ by Noor and added: ‘She knew Al didn’t didn’t want to have more kids, they have no relationship, it’s a mess’.
They claimed that Noor did not tell Pacino about the pregnancy for the first 11 weeks.
Noor is said to have grown closer to Pacino after becoming good friends with his daughter Olivia, 22, whose mother is actress Beverly D’Angelo.
The actor’s representative first confirmed the pregnancy news to TMZ Tuesday.
Pacino and Alfallah have been romantically linked since April 2022. They were seen with one another last month at the upscale Los Angeles eatery E Baldi.
Questions: It is claimed the actor refused to believe he could ‘impregnate anybody’ and only found out about the impending arrival two months ago and believed the relationship with Noor was ‘long over.’Pictured last month in Beverly Hills
The Scarface leading man is already father to three children with two women: he shares 22-year-old twins Olivia Pacino and Anton James Pacino with Beverly D’Angelo; and Julie Pacino, 33, with Jan Tarrant.
News of the pregnancy comes the same month that the actor’s longtime colleague Robert De Niro, 79, welcomed his seventh child with girlfriend Tiffany Chen.
The Hollywood legends have shared the screen in movies including 2019’s The Irishman, 1995’s Heat and 1974’s The Godfather Part II.
Alfallah was previously in romances with Rolling Stones icon Mick Jagger and billionaire Nicolas Berggruen.
She was seen out with Tinseltown icon Clint Eastwood, 93, in 2019, but said they were just family friends.
The year before, she was seen out with Inglourious Basterds actor Eli Roth, 51.
Alfallah’s age gap with Pacino ‘doesn’t seem to be a problem,’ a source told Page Six in April of 2022, adding that the Kuwaiti-American film producer ‘mostly dates very rich older men.
‘She moves with the wealthy jet-set crowd, and she comes from a family with money.’
Alfallah is a native of Beverly Hills and attended the UCLA School of Film and Television, later pursuing a career as a producer.
Dad to be : This comes after a source close to the couple confirmed to DailyMail.com on Wednesday that Pacino ‘could not be happier’ about the pregnancy – Alfallah posted a shot in Instagram last month alongside the acting icon and artist/filmmaker Bennett Miller
The Scent of a Woman star was pictured in 2020 with his three kids, twins Anton and Olivia, 22, and daughter Julie, 33, at the Oscars in LA
The couple was seen enjoying a meal with Aquaman star Jason Momoa and friends
Beverly D’Angelo opened up about her longtime relationship with Pacino in an Instagram post earlier this month.
The 71-year-old actress said she decided to share details about her relationship with Pacino after her ‘dm box got filled up with questions’ on the topic.
‘My story with Al began 27 years ago, two artists meeting, falling in love,’ said D’Angelo.
The actress, who played Ellen Griswold in the National Lampoon’s Vacation franchise, said that they ‘lived together for seven years, had two children’ and eventually ‘broke up.’
Despite their split, she wrote, they ‘continued steadily on [their] journey as co parents- and came to share [their] lives with a deeper kind of intimacy, honesty and acceptance than a “traditional” relationship would have allowed.’
D’Angelo said that she and Pacino bonded through their mutual passion of their craft.
‘We’ve always been linked on the creative level – our conversations about acting, the search/need for expression – that’s a conversation that started in 96 and continues to this day,’ she said.
D’Angelo, who has been seen on the CBS series True Lies, called her relationship with the Dog Day Afternoon actor ‘unique’ and ‘encompassing a wide breadth/depth of experiences and emotions, through thick and thin, a true friendship.’
She added, ‘There are infinite layers in every intimate relationship – and for me, Instagram isn’t the place to go into detail really….. but I wanna make sure you know I see and hear you, so this vid is a little bare bones primer in response to your questions.’
She added that most importantly she received the approval of her children before posting their images and story to social media.
D’Angelo opened up in the clip about her start with the House of Gucci actor, saying, ‘I lived with Al for seven years and we have two children; in 1996, we were on the same plane going from Los Angeles to New York.
‘He was seated in front of me, he said come up and sit beside me and by the time the plane landed, it was on.’
She said that the following year, ‘He looked me in the eye and said, “I want you to be the mother of my children.”‘
She continued, ‘Although I’d avoided that role my while life, I was deeply in love and I was 100 percent in.’
She said that they completed a round of in vitro fertilization in 1997, and ‘with a lot of effort and the miracles of modern science,’ they welcomed their twins in 2001.
Beverly D’Angelo, 71, opened up about her longtime relationship with Pacino in an Instagram post earlier this month
D’Angelo shared a slideshow of family shots of the twins in their younger years
D’Angelo shared a slideshow of family shots of the twins in their younger years.
She said that eventually, things ‘got complicated’ and their ‘split was finalized in 2004.’
She added, ‘The power of our love for our children was the basis for resolving any conflicts and creating a new history as co-parents, leading individual lives separately but always intertwined as a family.’
She wrapped up in saying that she and the Any Given Sunday star continue to share ‘a unique and profound friendship between two artists that endures to this day – through thick and thin, 27 years now of doing it our way – and there you have it.’