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Alfallah, 29, filed a petition in Los Angeles on Wednesday to determine the parental relationship between herself, Pacino, and the baby, per a report by Page Six. The publication noted that this form is typically used for unmarried couples to establish parameters around custody, child support, and visitation rights.
The documents allowed for Pacino, 83, to have “reasonable visitation” rights with the child and asked for shared legal custody but full physical custody. Alfallah also requested the actor to pay her legal fees and court costs.
The outlet noted that Pacino was surprised to have fathered a child at his age, especially due to a medical condition that typically causes infertility.
Pacino has three other children: 33-year-old Julie with his ex Jan Tarrant, and 22-year-old twins Anton and Olivia with his ex, Beverly D’Angelo. He has never been married.
Sources said he asked for a paternity test to confirm he was the baby’s father.
Once he realized he was, the “Scarface” star seemed excited about becoming a dad again.
“It’s very special,” he said in a video obtained by The Daily Mail. “It always has been. I’ve got many kids. But this is really special coming at this time.”
Pacino and Alfallah had been secretly dating since 2020, Page Six noted. Alfallah was formerly linked with Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and billionaire investor Nicolas Berggruen. A source told the outlet that Alfallah “mostly dates very rich older men.”
As for fatherhood, the legendary actor told The New Yorker in 2014, “I’m responsible to them. I’m a part of their life. When I’m not, it’s upsetting to me and to them. So that’s part of the gestalt. And I get a lot from it. It takes you out of yourself.”
News of Pacino fathering a child at 83 broke just a few weeks after Robert De Niro, 79, announced that he had just welcomed a baby with his girlfriend Tiffany Chen. De Niro has six other children with three other women. Pacino and DeNiro are widely considered among the greatest living actors, having worked together in classic films like “Heat” (1995) and “The Godfather Part II” (1974).