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Israeli Actress Meital Dohan Says Her & Al Pacino Split Due To 39 Year Age Gap

Israeli Actress Meital Dohan Says Her & Al Pacino Split Due To 39 Year Age Gap
February 18, 2020 - 19:13 / Lucas Anderson

Israeli actress Meital Dohan has opened up about her separation from actor Al Pacino. The couple's significant age difference played a part in the split! Hear everything she had to say about the break-up below...

Actor Al Pacino and actress Meital Dohan have called it quits. Dohan, an Israeli born actress, recently opened up about her time with the famous actor and her reasons for ending their relationship. 

The couple had been seen in public together as recently as late 2019, when the pair attended the premiere for Martin Scorsese's The Irishman. Pacino portrayed Jimmy Hoffa in the film.

Meital Dohan attends Flaunt Magazine and Topshop launch of The CALIFUK issue in 2015.

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Actress Meital Dohan reveals why she split from Al Pacino

In a recent interview with The Times of Israel, Dohan explained why she initiated the couple's break-up. "It’s hard to be with a man so old, even Al Pacino," she said. "The age gap is difficult, yes. I tried to deny it, but now he is already an elderly man, to be honest. So even with all my love, it didn’t last."

After all, Pacino is 79-years-old while Dohan is just 40. He's nearly twice her age!

Al Pacino of The Irishman attends the red carpet at the 2020 BAFTAs.

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More on the Al Pacino and Meital Dohan break-up

Dohan says she is grateful for her time with Pacino, however. "I had a fight with him and left him recently, but of course I really love and appreciate him, and I was glad to be there for him when he needed me, and to be a part of his legacy," she said. "It’s an honour for me. I’m glad this relationship happened between us, and hope we remain good friends."

Pacino's now ex-girlfriend, Meital Dohan, is perhaps best-known in North America for her role as "Yael Hoffman" in the TV series Weeds. She also had a guest appearance as "Yael" in one episode of The Sopranos.

The 79-year-old Pacino has never married. The actor does have three children, though, including twins with actress Beverly D'Angelo.