Al Pacino's Girlfriend Noor Alfallah Says Romance Blossomed After He Showed Her His Movies

Noor Alfallah and Al Pacino welcomed their first son together, Roman Pacino, in June 2023

<p>Gotham/GC Images</p> Noor Alfallah and Al Pacino on August 24, 2023

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Noor Alfallah and Al Pacino on August 24, 2023

Al Pacino's girlfriend Noor Alfallah is dishing on the earliest days of their relationship.

While speaking with Vogue Arabia for a recent interview, Alfallah, 30, recalled that she and Pacino, 83, first met at a dinner in Los Angeles sometime after she began working in the film industry in the late 2010s.

“I thought it was cool. I thought, wow, that’s Al Pacino. I went to film school, so I wasn’t dumb about who he was," Alfallah told the outlet. "He’s a very talented and unique person. But I had no intention of thinking like, oh, he is going to be my son’s father one day."

Alfallah added that once the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, she and Pacino began spending more time together and often watched some of his own movies.

“Al lives down the street from my house and we started spending every day together, playing chess and watching movies. It was like film school with Al Pacino," she said, remembering that he asked if she had ever seen his 1983 classic Scarface.

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<p>Noor Alfallah /Instagram;Dominik Bindl/Getty Images</p> Al Pacino and Noor Alfallah

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Al Pacino and Noor Alfallah

" ‘No,’ I answered, 'though I know the lines. Say hello to my little friend,' ” she recalled. “He showed me some obscure movies he was in like one with Marthe Keller called Bobby Deerfield, which is now my favorite of all his films."

Alfallah and Pacino have been romantically linked since April 2022 after they quietly began dating during the pandemic. The couple welcomed their son, Roman Pacino, together in June 2023.

“I guess it just became something more," she added to Vogue Arabia of how their friendship turned to romance.

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Alfallah, whom Vogue reports was born in Santa Monica and moved to Kuwait to live closer to her father's family at age 11 and moved again to Dubai at 15, is a graduate of both University of Southern California’s Cinematic School of Arts and UCLA's film production masters program. She remains actively working in the film industry, including on a forthcoming movie starring Pacino titled Billy Knight.

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Al Pacino and Noor Alfallah

Despite some reports that Pacino and Alfallah had broken up back in September, a representative for Pacino told PEOPLE at the time that the couple "are still together" and had mutually agreed to custody arrangements regarding Roman.

Pacino is also a father to three adult children: he shares daughter Julie Marie with his ex-girlfriend, acting coach Jan Tarrant and shares twins Anton and Olivia with ex Beverly D'Angelo.

Though Alfallah did not directly address the significant age gap between her and Pacino, she described herself as "an old soul all my life" to Vogue Arabia. "I have friends who are 70 years old; men and women who are just totally my friends who I love, who I’d rather be with than people my age," she said. "I’ve always been like that. I don’t know why. I think I like the wisdom, the experience, the life in them. That’s attractive to me.”

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