Al Pacino’s 30-Year-Old Girlfriend Wins Thousands Of Dollars From The 83-Year-Old, In Custody Battle — And Yes, They Are Still “Dating”

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7 min readMar 24, 2024

Al Pacino and Noor Alfallah appear to be going strong after they were spotted together on their first date night since they settled their custody battle 4 months ago.

He started dating Noor during the pandemic when she was 28 and he was 81. While originally some were surprised to see him dining out with a woman 53 years his junior, apparently that’s her thing.

Noor, who comes from a wealthy Kuwaiti-American family, has previously dated Mick Jagger, 78, billionaire investor and philanthropist Nicolas Berggruen, 60, and has also been spotted out in Los Angeles with 91-year-old Clint Eastwood, whom she insisted was a family friend.

Noor with Mick Jagger
Noor with Clint Eastwood

One source said, “She mostly dates very rich older men.”

In photos exclusively obtained by Page Six, the “Scarface” star, 83, and the mom of one, 30, were seen leaving an intimate dinner at E. Baldi in Beverly Hills, Calif., a few weeks ago.

She was seen getting into the driver’s seat with Al in the passenger seat after their date together.

Noor was seen getting into the driver’s seat with the dad of four in the passenger seat after their date together.

George Clooney and Amal Clooney, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, and even former President Trump and Melania Trump, are all members of the May-December romance club where a relationship exists between a younger woman and a much older man.

Why are some younger women not only attracted to older men, but are also more likely to date them?

Our guess would put financial security as the top reason. In a society where economic independence is often elusive for young adults, particularly in the face of rising living costs and economic uncertainty, the prospect of marrying into wealth can be alluring. An older partner may offer financial stability, access to resources, and a comfortable lifestyle that the woman may not be able to achieve on her own.

We put lifestyle opportunities as the second reason. Marrying an older man may open doors to a lifestyle that includes travel, luxury experiences, expensive clothes and jewelry and access to exclusive social circles. Older men who have achieved success in their careers as Al Pacino has, may be able to provide their younger partners with opportunities for personal and professional growth, exposure to new experiences, and a higher standard of living than they could attain independently.

Lastly, beyond financial considerations, some young women may be drawn to the emotional security and mentorship that an older partner can provide. Older men may offer stability, wisdom, and life experience that younger partners find comforting and reassuring. In addition to financial support, these relationships may offer emotional guidance, intellectual stimulation, and a sense of security that is appealing to individuals navigating the uncertainties of young adulthood or life in general. Life is hard. A partner that is also a guide can be appealing.

It’s important to acknowledge that not all intergenerational relationships are based on mutual respect and equality. In some cases, the power dynamics may be skewed, with the older partner exerting control or influence over the younger partner’s decisions and autonomy. This imbalance of power can lead to exploitation, manipulation, and dependence, particularly if the younger partner feels trapped in the relationship due to financial or emotional entanglements. This imbalance of power can work both ways. A declining older partner may be the victim of elder abuse, neglect and even theft if he or she was misled and used for his or her money. This happens too and is on the rise as people are living longer.

While much attention is often focused on what the younger partner stands to gain in these relationships, it’s essential to consider what the older partner may also derive from the union. For some older men, marrying a younger woman may symbolize vitality, youthfulness, and a sense of validation of their status and desirability. Additionally, these relationships may fulfill emotional needs, companionship, and a sense of rejuvenation for older individuals facing the challenges of aging. frankly, some older men are excited and happy about the prospect of taking care of a younger woman and buying her things. It quite literally can also make the older partner feel secure knowing someone younger is there to take care of him as he ages. Many older people are alone.

So that was our opinion.

It turns out the reasons have less to do with romance and more to do with good old evolution.

Older Men Provide Security
According to Psychology Today, “the older man represents socially valued attributes that lead his younger partner to want to bond with him.” With age, most men acquire greater power in their career, thus possess more wealth and security. Whether it’s a home, more money, or other luxuries. This VIP status is extremely attractive to a younger woman.

As zoologist Stephen Proulx put it to the Observer: “If males can display ostentatiously at that age then they really have to have something going for them.” And with a number of younger men seemingly stuck in arrested development — not to mention with barely an IKEA pull-out couch to their name — the security of an older man may make a woman feel more taken care of.

But before we label these women gold-diggers, it’s important to note a question that was raised in a study done by St. Mary’s University’s (Halifax) Sara Skentelbery and Darren Fowler on whether young women looking for the security in dating an older man may have lacked that security from their fathers growing up. While their findings didn’t suggest this was actually a huge reasoning behind May-December hook-ups, it’s something to consider, nonetheless.

Then, of course, there’s the whole evolution thing. Back in our evolutionary past, men generally kicked the bucket in their twenties and thirties. If a man lived well into his sixties — well, he hit the genetic lottery and thus was deemed highly desirable. Proulx theorizes that it’s both a man’s longevity and his bank account that makes him attractive to a younger woman. The fact that he’s lived a long time and accrued wealth is like hitting two birds with one stone.

A twenty-something Bieber might have the luxury cars and wealth now, but is he able to sustain and maintain it like Clooney? The former says fling while the latter says life partner.

Older Men Look… Familiar.
Turns out the Elektra complex might have some validity behind why a younger woman chooses an older man for a partner.

“The majority of researchers do believe that the preference for older man can be linked to our fathers,” Professor Madeleine Fugere, author of The Social Psychology of Attraction and Romantic Relationships, told Grazia.

“Women are statistically more likely to marry men who resemble their fathers in hair color and eye color, and women with older parents may be more likely to marry older men.”

While it’s definitely a little creepy to think that we choose our mates based on our parents, Fugere insists our selection is all happening unconsciously. Though both sexes do it, it seems, according to Fugere, to be more “advantageous” for younger women because, you know, the money and the longevity genes that the older man has.

Interesting still, according to a 2010 study by Scottish psychologists, while younger, more financially independent women were attracted to older men, the men still had to be handsome no matter how much money they had. So if your dad is a silver fox then… Well, don’t be surprised if you go after another one.

Older Men Embody the “Male Gaze”
Another theory is brought up by Kerri Sackville in the Sydney Morning Herald. Sackville suggest that because women are raised with internalizing the “male gaze” — a masculine, heterosexual perspective that presents and represents women as sexual objects for the pleasure of the male viewer — then “we see ourselves reflected in our partner’s eyes. If our partner sees us as young and hot, we see ourselves as young and hot. If he sees us as aging and undesirable, we internalize that, too,” she writes. “A man is only as young as the woman he feels, but a woman is only as young as a man sees her to be.”

So if a woman believes her value decreases as she ages, she might be attracted to the older man who will see her as perpetually younger and, thus, more attractive.

The bottom line: relationship fulfillment depends on a number of unique factors that sometimes science just can’t explain. Perhaps there’s a genetic, psychological reason why you’re more drawn to a George Clooney than a Chris Pratt, or maybe you’re just a perfect fit — science be damned.

Written By Jill Loris

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