Al Pacino and his girlfriend Noor Alfallah are expecting a baby together, a representative for the 83-year-old actor confirmed to the Globe Wednesday.
Pacino, a New York native, has three children from previous partnerships: Julie Marie, 33, with ex-girlfriend Jan Tarrant, and twins Anton and Olivia, 22, with ex-girlfriend actress Beverly D’Angelo, whom he dated from 1997 to 2003, according to People.
Alfallah is reportedly eight months pregnant, according to NBC.
Al Pacino joins a rare but not unprecedented group. The Guinness Book of World Records lists the oldest “legal father” as a 92-year-old Australian man who had a baby in 1998. Other notable older fathers have reportedly included novelist Saul Bellow, actor Anthony Quinn, and actor James Doohan, who had children at 84, 81, and 80, respectively.
A 2018 study by researchers at Stanford University found an association between older fathers and a higher risk of various medical issues in children, including prematurity, low birthweight, need for ventilation, and need for intensive care. But the study’s senior author said in a statement that the overall risk to children was still relatively low.