Florence Pugh Opens Up About Recent Split With Zach Braff

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Florence Pugh, an actress starring beside Harry Styles in an upcoming film titled Don’t Worry Darling, opened up in an incredibly honest interview with Harpers Bazaar where she addresses her recent split with another actor, Zach Braff. The two’s relationship had been controversial, as she is 21 years younger than him, and has previously stated online about the hate the two had gotten for their relationship in the past.

She said when they first started dating four years ago in 2019, she found people’s interest and concern for her personal life to be invasive, stating “Whenever I feel like that line has been crossed in my life, whether it’s paparazzi taking private moments, or moments that aren’t even real, or gossip channels that encourage members of the public to share private moments of famous people walking down the street, I think it’s incredibly wrong.” She continues, noting that actors do not sign up for “every aspect of their life should be watched and written about. We haven’t signed up for a reality TV show.”

The two split earlier this year quietly, so as to not bring any attention to their already controversial relationship. “We’ve been trying to do 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’re not together. So we’ve done that. I automatically get a lumpy throat when I talk about it, she says.

Pugh also discussed different comments she received as a woman in the film industry and the public eye. For instance, she wore a transparent dress to Valentino’s couture show in Rome, where the entirety of the top was sheer. “It was just alarming, how perturbed they were,” she states, noting she received a lot of hate and nasty comments. But, many fans love this about her and her characters in films like Little Women and Midsommar, where she plays characters who learn how to be brave and confident. “This is why I love her,” one person noted, responding to a quote where Pugh states “I know what I can take, what I give, and what I will not accept.”


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