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Al Pacino Welcomes His Fourth Child at 83

Samantha Franco
Photo Credit: Dominik Bindl / Getty Images
Photo Credit: Dominik Bindl / Getty Images

Al Pacino has now said hello to his new little friend. The Godfather star, 83, and his girlfriend, 29-year-old Noor Alfallah, have welcomed their first child together, a son named Roman Pacino. His rep confirmed the news.

Pacino and Alfallah, who is a producer in the entertainment industry, started dating during the Covid pandemic. They were first publicly spotted together in April 2022 as they left a Venice, California restaurant.

This is Pacino’s fourth child

Al Pacino speaks onstage at a Godfather anniversary celebration

Al Pacino speaks onstage at The Godfather 50th Anniversary Screening during the 2022 Tribeca Festival at United Palace Theater on June 16, 2022 in New York City. (Photo Credit: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Tribeca Festival)

The new baby has joined Pacino’s three other children. He shares Julie Pacino with his ex Jan Tarrant, and Anton and Olivia Pacino are shared with ex Beverly D’Angelo.

Pacino has spoken about the importance of having close relationships with his kids and said his father left him and his mother when he was only two. “It’s the missing link, so to speak,” he told The New Yorker in 2014. “Having children has helped a lot. I consciously knew that I didn’t want to be like my dad. I wanted to be there. I have three children. I’m responsible to them. I’m a part of their life.”

He allegedly demanded a DNA test

Al Pacino appears at the 2022 Tribeca Festival

Al Pacino attends The Godfather 50th Anniversary Screening during the 2022 Tribeca Festival at United Palace Theater on June 16, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Tribeca Festival)

According to reports, Pacino had concerns about his ability to conceive due to a medical condition associated with infertility. As a result, the 83-year-old actor did not think he could impregnate his girlfriend and was said to be “shocked” when he learned she was expecting. Per TMZ, he insisted that Alfallah undergo a paternity test to confirm the child was indeed his. She obliged and the test showed Pacino is indeed the father.

Pacino is not the only older father to make news recently. American actor Robert De Niro recently shared his own exciting news, revealing that he had welcomed a new baby into the world. Very little information was initially provided about the child, but it wasn’t long before he revealed the baby’s name and more details.

De Niro let the happy news slip during an interview

Headshot of Robert De Niro/

Robert De Niro attends the ‘Amsterdam’ World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on September 18, 2022, in New York City. (Photo Credit: Dia Dipasupil / Getty Images)

De Niro met with ET Canada to discuss his latest project, the 2023 film About My Father. He stars alongside comedian Sebastian Maniscalco in the film, and the plot goes into themes of parenting and family. This prompted the interviewer to ask De Niro about his own parenting skills, as the actor has been a father since 1976.

After the reporter mentioned his six children, De Niro clarified that this is no longer true, revealing that he is a father to “Seven, actually.” He didn’t say much else about it, although he happily explained, “I just had a baby.” A representative for De Niro confirmed the news that the 79-year-old Academy Award winner is indeed a new father once again.

He was already the father to six children

Robert De Niro posing for a photo with his adopted daughter, Drena.

Actor Robert De Niro and his daughter, actress Drena De Niro, attend the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 6, 2016, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Frank Trapper / Corbis / Getty Images)

De Niro has been a father for decades. He adopted his first child, Drena, in 1976 following his marriage to actress Diahnne Abbott. Drena was born from a previous relationship of her mother’s, but De Niro quickly welcomed her as his own. De Niro and Abbott then welcomed their son, Raphael, who was born just seven months after their wedding.

De Niro and Abbott’s relationship came to an end when they divorced in 1988, and he then pursued a relationship with actress and model Toukie Smith. After several years of dating, the two welcomed twin sons Aaron and Julian in 1995, although their relationship swiftly ended the following year. In 1997, De Niro married actress Grace Hightower, welcoming two more children, son Elliot and daughter Helen Grace, before splitting in 2018.

Most recently, he’s been dating a martial arts instructor named Tiffany Chen, who is the daughter of famed martial artist William C. C. Chen.

Introducing Gia Virginia Chen-De Niro

De Niro shared the first details of his new arrival with Gayle King on CBS Mornings along with a photo of the child in a pink onesie. The Oscar-winner and girlfriend Tiffany Chen welcomed daughter Gia Virginia Chen-De Niro to the world on Thursday, April 6.

The baby girl was born weighing 8 lbs., 6 oz. The couple said they are “over the moon” about the newest member of the family.

De Niro said he’s an ‘OK’ cool dad

Robert De Niro posing for a photo with his ex-wife Grace Hightower, daughter Helen Grace, and another woman.

Robert De Niro, daughter Helen Grace, Chilina Kennedy as “Carole King”, and Grace Hightower De Niro pose backstage at the hit Carole King musical “Beautiful” on Broadway at The Stephen Sondheim Theater on September 2, 2015, in New York City. (Photo Credit: Bruce Glikas / FilmMagic / Getty Images)

When the ET Canada reporter asked if De Niro was the “cool dad” to his children, he replied that he was “OK.” He went on to explain his experience with parenting, saying, “I mean, there’s no way around it with kids. I don’t like to have to lay down the law and stuff like that. But, [sometimes] you just have no choice,” he explained. “And any parent, I think, would say the same thing. You always want to do the right thing by the children and give them the benefit of the doubt but sometimes you can’t.”

He continued, “You know, my kids disagree with me at times, and they’re respectful. My daughter, she’s 11, she gives me grief sometimes and I argue with her. I adore her, but, you know. And my youngest now, that’ll be more to come. But, that’s what it is.”

He encourages his children to follow their dreams

Robert De Niro posing in front of a green backdrop in London

Robert De Niro arrives at the Charles Finch & CHANEL Pre-BAFTA Party at 5 Hertford Street on February 1, 2020 in London, England. (Photo Credit: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Being the Hollywood superstar that he is, he explained how he encourages his children to pursue their dreams without fear – whether that’s in acting or not. “For my kids, I tell them, ‘If you want to be an actor or you want to do this or that, that’s fine as long as you’re happy. Just don’t sell yourself short,” De Niro said in another interview.

“That’s the most I would say — push yourself a little more and reach for what you really think it is you want to do. Don’t be afraid.”

Could there be a Pacino-De Niro play date in the future?

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino arrive for the 92nd Oscars in 2020.

US actors Robert De Niro and Al Pacino arrive for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

At the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival, PEOPLE asked De Niro about Pacino’s big news. “What a guy,” he said. “Go Al, God bless him.” He was also questioned by Extra about the possibility of future playdates with his and Pacino’s new children. The actor smiled and responded, “That’s a good question.”

Producer Jane Rosenthal also chimed in, revealing that the two had discussed the idea earlier that day. De Niro jokingly added, “Floor play.”

The older fathers have their critics

Chelsea Handler stands in front of a neon sign

Comedian Chelsea Handler attends a premiere at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on July 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Not everyone is happy about these new babies. Former talk show host Chelsea Handler expressed passionate disapproval of Pacino and De Niro having children at their late ages. She also included actor Alec Baldwin and billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk in her criticism. Baldwin has eight children while Musk has 10.

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In an Instagram video, Handler said, “There’s an epidemic sweeping the country and, no, it’s not another virus, it’s worse. [Dirty] old men who won’t stop spreading their seed.” She continued, “They cannot stop procreating. Between the four of those guys, they have 32 children.”

Samantha Franco

Samantha Franco is a Freelance Content Writer who received her Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Guelph, and her Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Western Ontario. Her research focused on Victorian, medical, and epidemiological history with a focus on childhood diseases. Stepping away from her academic career, Samantha previously worked as a Heritage Researcher and now writes content for multiple sites covering an array of historical topics.

In her spare time, Samantha enjoys reading, knitting, and hanging out with her dog, Chowder!