It’s pretty difficult to get over a breakup, especially when you have been together for about three years, and actress Florence Pugh agrees. She and actor-director Zach Braff had been in a relationship for about three years before embarking on their own separate ways. The pair had a quiet breakup earlier in 2022 and only talked about it later in the year.
When a person signs up for the entertainment industry, having their affairs shared with the public comes with the package deal. The same happened with Florence Pugh as people were not happy with the 21-year age gap between the ex-couple and they weren’t afraid of telling it straight. Now, it looks like the breakup took a heavy toll on the actress as she still has trouble holding back her tears whenever she thinks about it.
The Breakup was Rough on Florence Pugh
After a breakup, we can usually see the two people turning their backs on each other and never looking back, wanting to forget every part of the relationship. However, this isn’t the case with Florence Pugh. She still holds her ex-boyfriend, Zach Braff, in high regard. In a recent interview with Vogue, she opened up about how her relationship affected others when it shouldn’t have.
The ex-couple had a fairly private relationship and kept as out of the public eye as they could. However, their romance was often interrupted by people who had a lot to say about the 21-year age gap between Pugh and Braff. The actress even called this out a few times.
In the interview with Vogue, Pugh stated that people just didn’t like the relationship despite the relationship being mostly private. She added that Hollywood relationships are usually filled with gossip, unlike her relationship with Braff which wasn’t exciting enough for the people. The Don’t Worry Darling actress also stated that the hate towards her relationship could be because people expected her to date someone younger and someone “in blockbusters.”
“We weren’t in anyone’s faces. It was just that people didn’t like it. They imagined me with someone younger and someone in blockbusters. I think young relationships in Hollywood are so easily twisted because they add to the gossip sites. It’s exciting to watch. And I think I was in a relationship that didn’t do any of that.”
Talking about her breakup to Harper’s Bazaar for their September 2022 cover story, Pugh stated that they opted for a quiet breakup because there were a lot of people who would’ve rejoiced at the two’s separation. She added that she still gets a lumpy throat whenever she talks about it.
“We’ve been trying to this separation without the world knowing, because it’s been a relationship that everybody has an opinion on. 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 are not together. So we’ve done that. I automatically get a lumpy throat when I talk about it.”
Now, while dealing with the paparazzi comes along with being a Hollywood star, Pugh does not like it one bit. She stated that just because she has a job in the entertainment industry, it doesn’t mean that she signed up for a reality show.
Zach Braff Has Nothing but Kind Words for Florence Pugh
Pugh isn’t the only one who holds her ex in high regard; Braff, too, has nothing to say about Pugh except a truckload of compliments. Talking to Vogue, Braff stated that he believes Pugh is one of the best actors in today’s time, calling her “magnetic.” He stated that she has the kind of talent which makes people want to watch more and more of her work.
“I quite simply think she’s one of the greatest actors of her generation. She’s just magnetic. You cannot take your eyes off of her. And it’s not just her beauty and it’s not just her acting ability, it’s that thing, that magic thing that transcends the screen, where anyone and everyone goes: I want to see whatever this person does.”
The two have remained friends post their breakup as both of them have shared pleasant exchanges on their social media. It looks like there are no hard feelings between the two as they prove that you can, in fact, stay friends after a breakup!
Pugh and Braff worked together on the movie, A Good Person, which will release on March 24, 2023.
Source: Harper’s Bazaar