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Little Women‘s Florence Pugh and Scrubs’ Zach Braff have been dating quietly for the last year after working together on his film In The Time It Takes to Get There. Pugh chose to keep their relationship off her Instagram…until Braff’s birthday today, when she made her first post celebrating him.
She deactivated comments and wrote, “Today we shall smile wider than the clouds are grey. April 6th and we’re celebrating hard! Happy Birthday wishes, boogies and cheers for this special person. Raise those bubbles and jiggle!”
Braff appeared in the photo with Billie, the dog they just began fostering. The couple both posted Instagram stories of the dog on April 2. Pugh wrote on hers, “She came and made us smile. Amongst all this gloom, in came this silky silly bundle of joy. Thank you @thelabellefoundation for letting us foster!”
Braff turns 45 today, while Pugh is 24. The actress commented before on the couple’s 21-year age gap, when an Instagram commenter trolled Braff. Braff had commented a princess emoji on one of Pugh’s Instagrams in December. Another Instagram user replied, “You’re 44 years old.” Pugh wrote back, “and yet he got it????????.” Her response made headlines.
Pugh and Braff have been supportive of each other on Instagram but have kept the details of their relationship private. Neither has spoken about their relationship in interviews nor have they walked a red carpet together. Pugh showed public support for Braff last week though when he announced his Scrubs weekly recap podcast titled Fake Doctors, Real Friends With Zach + Donald. “WOOOOOOO!!!!????????????????????????,” Pugh wrote.