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Zach Braff and Florence Pugh Are Over

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | August 16, 2022 |

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | August 16, 2022 |


Zach Braff and Florence Pugh have broken up. In an interview with Harper’s BAZAAR, Pugh revealed that she and Braff split earlier this year but were trying to keep it out of the news.

“We’ve been trying to do this separation without the world knowing, because it’s been a relationship that everybody has an opinion on,” Pugh said. “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.”

The world did cast a lot of judgment on the couple, mostly over their age difference (Braff is 47, Pugh is 26), and Pugh had pushed back on that on several occasions.

Pugh clearly resented the attention, though it is unclear if it is why the two broke up. “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 told the outlet. “I don’t think that people, just because they have this job, that every aspect of their life should be watched and written about. We haven’t signed up for a reality TV show.”

It is equally clear, however, that the two remain friends. “The movie that we made together genuinely was probably one of my most favorite experiences,” Pugh added, of the movie that Braff directed. “It felt like a very natural and easy thing to do.”

In the meantime, however, Pugh has no interest in talking about the sex scenes she had with Harry Styles in their movie, Don’t Worry Darling. “When it’s reduced to your sex scenes, or to watch the most famous man in the world go down on someone, it’s not why we do it. It’s not why I’m in this industry. Obviously, the nature of hiring the most famous pop star in the world, you’re going to have conversations like that. That’s just not what I’m going to be discussing because [this movie is] bigger and better than that. And the people who made it are bigger and better than that.”

Don’t Worry Darling opens in theaters on September 23, 2022. Braff’s movie A Good Person, starring Pugh, Morgan Freeman, and Molly Shannon will come out next year.

Source: Harpers

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