Florence Pugh and Zach Braff have reportedly been dating for over a year. Here's a timeline of their relationship.
- Florence Pugh and Zach Braff reportedly met and started dating in April 2019.
- They became Instagram official in April of this year when Pugh posted a sweet photo for Braff's birthday.
- Pugh has publicly defended Braff on Instagram and in interviews after the couple received criticism for their 21-year age difference.
- The couple has been private about their relationship, but they are reportedly self-isolating together during the coronavirus pandemic.
Florence Pugh and Zach Braff have reportedly been dating for over a year, but they only made their romance Instagram official in April.
Here's a timeline of everything we know about their relationship.
April 2019: Braff's short film, which stars Pugh, was released
Shortly after the release of the film, Pugh and Braff were photographed holding hands and smiling together in New York City.
June 2019: Braff posted a photo with Pugh's brother
Pugh also posted a picture with her brother that same day, seemingly implying her, Braff, and Sebastian were hanging out together.
August 2019: Pugh and Braff were photographed together in Spain
One of the first public photos of Pugh and Braff together was posted on Instagram at the end of the summer of 2019.
Actress Sydney Morton posted a photo with Braff, Pugh, and actor Preston Boyd hanging out on a boat in Spain.
October 2019: Braff shared a photo of Pugh on his Instagram account
The first time Pugh made an appearance on Braff's Instagram was in the fall of 2019.
He posted a photo of four friends, including Pugh, with the caption, "People I love."
November 2019: They went to Disneyland together with a group of friends
A month later, Pugh appeared on Braff's Instagram again when Braff posted a photo of the two of them with a group of friends in Disneyland.
Later that month, they both attended the NYC premiere of "Marriage Story," but they weren't photographed together on the red carpet.
December 7, 2019: They both attended the NYC premiere of "Little Women"
In December, Braff attended the New York City premiere of "Little Women," which Pugh starred in as Amy March.
Once again, they did not walk the red carpet or take photos together.
December 28, 2019: Pugh defended Braff against negative comments about their age difference
At the end of 2019, Pugh posted a photo of herself on Instagram standing outside of an LA deli with the caption, "first pit-stop, Matzo Ball soup. #curingjetlag101."
Braff commented the princess emoji on the post, and an Instagram user replied to his comment writing, "You're 44 years old." Pugh responded to the user, "and yet he got it."
This seems to be the first time the couple indirectly commented on their age gap of 21 years.
In a May 2020 cover story with Elle, Pugh said that she felt her comment was "necessary."
"People need to realise that it's hurtful. I have the right to hang out and be with and go out with anyone I want to," she said.
January 2020: The two were photographed kissing
After Pugh received her 2020 Oscar nomination, the couple was spotted celebrating.
February 9, 2020: Pugh took her parents to the Oscars instead of Braff
Pugh was nominated for best supporting actress at the 2020 Oscars, but instead of walking the red carpet with Braff, she took her parents to the event.
In the same interview with Elle, she explained her choice, saying, "That wasn't a diss on anyone; I needed them to be there."
March 2020: Pugh and Braff were spotted grocery shopping together during the coronavirus pandemic
Pugh and Braff are reportedly self-isolating together in California during the coronavirus pandemic.
According to People, the couple went grocery shopping together a few days after the stay-at-home order was put in place in California. They reportedly arrived at the store on the back of Braff's motorcycle.
April 6, 2020: Pugh posted on Instagram for Braff's birthday
For Braff's birthday, Pugh posted a photo on Instagram of him cuddling with a dog. Shortly after posting, Pugh disabled comments on her Instagram account.
April 8, 2020: After receiving many hateful comments, Pugh posted a video defending her relationship with Braff
A couple of days later, Pugh shared a video on Instagram asking followers to stop their "hateful" behavior toward Braff or to unfollow her.
In the video, Pugh defended her relationship and said that within eight minutes of posting the photo for Braff's birthday, most of the comments were hateful and negative, which prompted her to turn the commenting feature off for the first time.
She continued, saying, "I am 24 years old. I do not need you to tell me who I should and should not love. And I would never in my life, ever, ever, tell anyone who they can and cannot love. It is not your place and really, it has nothing to do with you."
She added, "The abuse that you throw at him is abuse that you are throwing at me, and I don't want those followers."
April 9, 2020: The couple seemingly adopted a dog together
In an Instagram post, Braff shared that he'd adopted a dog named Billie with the caption, "We tried to foster, but then we fell in love."
The "we" he is referring to likely refers to him and Pugh seeing as the two were reportedly in social isolation together. It also seems to be the same dog that was pictured in Pugh's birthday post for Braff a few days earlier.
May 7, 2020: Pugh publicly defended her relationship with Braff in a cover story with Elle
Throughout her interview with Elle, Pugh shed more light on how she feels about her relationship being shared with the public.
"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," she said, explaining that people need to realize it's "hurtful" when they criticize her relationship with Braff.
Pugh continued, "I know that part of being in the spotlight is that people might invade your privacy and have opinions on it, but it's bizarre that normal folk are allowed to display such hate and opinions on a part of my life that I'm not putting out there."
July 7, 2020: Pugh spoke about how she handles the negative reactions to her relationship on a podcast episode with comedian Sue Perkins
During her conversation on the "Sue Perkins: An hour or so with..." podcast, Pugh spoke about dealing with people who feel like they have a right to judge her relationships just because she's famous.
"I've always found it funny, how I can be good enough for people to watch my work and support my work and pay for tickets, and I'm old enough to be an adult and pay taxes, but I'm not old enough to know who I should and should not have sex with," Pugh said. "Yet again, once again, making a young woman feel like s--- for no reason."
She continued, "Since when has it been okay for people to shout at someone for their relationship? It's crazy to me."
September 3, 2020: Braff posted an Instagram story with Pugh cooking in the background
After staying quiet about their relationship on social media for much of the summer, Braff posted an Instagram story of himself standing in a kitchen with what appears to be Pugh cooking in the background.
He captioned the photo, "British Farmhouse ceilings are low."
According to a November interview with Mr. Porter, the couple visited Pugh's family in England in the fall, so it's possible that the photo was from that trip.
October 9, 2020: Pugh went with Braff to post his election ballot
Throughout the fall, the couple continued to pop up in each other's Instagram stories, including when Pugh posted a story of Braff dropping off his ballot in LA for the 2020 presidential election.
November 9, 2020: Braff opened up about dealing with comments concerning their relationship
In an interview with Mr. Porter, Braff discussed his decision to stay quiet after Pugh made the Instagram video in April to respond to negative comments about their relationship.
"She literally sat down, hit record on her phone and said that," he said. "I thought: how could I possibly follow anything as intelligent and articulate as that? So, I chose not to."
December 10, 2020: The couple celebrated the holidays together for the first time
On the first night of Hanukkah, Braff posted a photo to his Instagram story of Pugh sitting behind a menorah with the caption, "Flo's first Hanukah!"
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