Never backing down! When it comes her love life, Florence Pugh isn’t afraid to put trolls in their place.
The Little WomenStar was first to boyfriend Zach BraffThey were seen holding hands in New York City in April 2019, Pugh was also featured in the same month. In the Time It Takes To Get ThereBraff directed the short film titled “Intimacy”, which was written and directed by Braff. Although details of their relationship are kept private, the British actress resisted comments about the 21-year age difference between them.
“@zachbraff you’re 44 years old,” a fan commented on an Instagram post of Pugh’s in December 2019 after the Scrubs alum had added a princess emoji in the comments.
“and yet he got it,” the MidsommarActress replied quickly, putting aside the negativity.
Four months later, Pugh opened up about the “abuse” that both she and Braff have faced since taking their relationship public. The Oscar nominee wrote a thoughtful tribute. Garden State actor in honor of his 45th birthday that month — but wasn’t too pleased with the reactions she saw from her followers.
“I’ve been wrestling with the idea for the past few days about whether I should do this video and then finally last night I thought, for my own peace of mind, I should,” she said in a lengthy Instagram video at the time. “It makes me sad during this time — when we really all need to be together, we need to be supporting one another, we need to be loving one another. The world is aching and the world is dying and a few of you decided to bully for no reason.”
Despite seeing a number of “horrid” messages about her relationship online, Pugh declared that she was old enough to make her own decisions about who she does or doesn’t want to date.
“I’m 24 years old. Since I was 17 years of age, I have worked. Since I was 17 years of age, I have been earning money. I became an adult when I was 18 years old and I started paying taxes when I was 18 years old,” she said in April. “And it really has nothing to do with you.”
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