Al Pacino is an American actor, well known for his roles in the Godfather, Serpico, and Scarface. He’s won many notable awards throughout his career but he’s making headlines recently for a more personal reason.  Aquaman star Jason Momoa shared a picture of his dinner at an art exhibition with Pacino and other friends on Instagram. Fans immediately noticed Pacino’s hilarious Shrek phone case and they almost missed another noteworthy detail: Pacino sitting next to producer .
An insider source explained that the two have been dating since the pandemic. “She has been with Al for some time and they get on very well. The age gap doesn’t seem to be a problem, even though he is older than her father.” Pacino is now 82 years old and Alfallah is 28, making them 54 years apart in age.
Al Pacino and Noor Alfallah’s 54-Year-Old Age Gap
Before Pacino, Noor Alfallah was romantically involved with Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones. They met in 2017 and dated for only a few months. They had a 51-year age gap. However, Alfallah stands by their albeit short-lived relationship. “Our ages didn’t matter to me,” she said. “The heart doesn’t know what it sees, it only knows what it feels. It was my first serious relationship, but it was a happy time for me.“
After Jagger, she seemed to connect with Clint Eastwood, who was 91 at the time. However, she maintains that their relationship was never romantic. She had also dated billionaire investor and philanthropist Nicolas Berggruen at age 60.
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The inside source referred to Alfallah, saying, “She moves with the wealthy jet-set crowd, and she comes from a family with money,” while adding she mostly dates very rich older men. Professionally, she has a pod-producing deal with Brian Grazer, the chairman of Imagine Entertainment. She is also vice president of Lynda Obst Productions at Sony, where she is reportedly developing two feature films. 
While Alfallah seems to choose older men, Al Pacino frequently partnered with younger women. For instance, before Alfallah, he dated Meital Dohan despite the 39 years between them. Eventually, they broke up and Dohan stated it became difficult to be with a man so much older than her. 
Can Relationships With Large Age Gaps Work?
Couples with a big age difference tend to receive a lot of scrutiny. However, they are not as uncommon as one might think. Studies showed that couples over ten years apart experience some form of social disapproval. But while most people prefer a partner close in age, many are open to dating someone 10 to 15 years older or younger than them. So this raises the question: How much does age affect the success of a relationship?
Firstly, people tend to be attracted to someone close in age because they tend to have more things in common. They are at a similar stage of life, so they’re more likely to share life goals, interests, values, personalities, and physical looks. So can a relationship work if there are differences in these categories? Well, that depends on what the differences are and it depends on the couple.
Some studies have found higher relationship satisfaction reported by couples with large age gaps. They also reported more trust and commitment and less jealousy. However, if they receive a lot of social disapproval, they are more likely to break up. This disapproval often stems from the idea that one person (usually the older partner) is getting more benefits from the relationship than the younger partner. There’s also the idea that the older partner is taking advantage of the younger partner. 
But that aside, the success of any relationship depends on shared values, similar relationship goals, support, trust, intimacy, and communication. And when it comes down to it, these traits have nothing to do with age. People are different and a small age gap does not guarantee two people will have the same values and goals.
However, large age gaps do present unique challenges for the couple to overcome but it is possible with proper work and dedication. But that is also true for any couple facing any challenge; often, it all comes down to how committed they are to making the relationship work. 
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