In 2019, Little Women star Florence Pugh and Scrubs alum Zach Braff turned heads when they started dating. While some fans shipped their romance, others had a lot to say regarding their 21-year age gap.
Regardless, the pair tried to zone out all the noise. That year, Zach directed the short film titled In The Time It Takes to Get There, in which Florence starred as the lead. They also began work on another film, The Secret Ingredients of Rocket Cola, which appears to still be in the works.
As their relationship grew more serious, Florence became more vocal about it. "I have the right to hang out and be with and go out with anyone I want to," she told Elle U.K. in May 2021. She added: "I’ve always found this part of what people do really bizarre. I’m an actor because I like acting and I don’t mind people watching my stuff, but people have no right to educate me on my private life.”
But a slew of photos taken of the actress while vacationing in May 2022 had fans wondering if she and Zach actually threw in the towel. And then, in August 2022, Florence finally confirmed their status. Read on for more details...
Are Florence Pugh and Zach Braff still together?
Speculation about Florence and Zach's relationship went into overdrive in May 2022 when Florence shared a bevy of photos from her trip to Ibiza on Instagram. The trip was in celebration of designer Harris Reed’s birthday. The Black Widow star posed with her Midsommar co-stars Archie Madekwe and Will Poulter, as well as some new folks she met along the way.
The Daily Mail had also captured a few shots — particularly of Florence and Will — who appeared to be getting quite cozy on the beach together. Once those snaps were released, Twitter went wild. Fans speculated that Florence and Zach had called it quits and the former had moved on with Will.
Soon after, Florence addressed the rumors on her Instagram stories, telling fans that she and Will were not an item.
Then, in an August 2022 interview with Harper's Bazaar, Florence confirmed that she and Zach Braff had quietly separated earlier this year.
"We've been trying to do this separation without the world knowing, because it's been a relationship that everybody has an opinion on," Florence told Harper's Bazaar. "We just felt something like this would really do us the benefit of not having millions of people telling us how happy they are that we're not together So we’ve done that. I automatically get a lumpy throat when I talk about it."
As far as we can tell, the breakup sounds pretty amicable. With all the controversy that the couple had inadvertently drummed up over the years, they could certainly do without that kind of drama.
It would seem that Florence Pugh is content enough to try the single life for a while.