“Florence Pugh defends her relationship with Zach Braff” links

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  1. Stacy Dresden says:

    I don’t understand how Zach Braff gets all these hot ladies.

  2. Escondista says:

    She can do better.

  3. Valerie says:

    I don’t get Braff’s appeal, but it’s not for me to get. If she’s happy, she’s happy. I don’t know what people hope to achieve by leaving those comments. It’s not as if she gets enough replies telling her to break up with him, she will, lol.

  4. Nikki* says:

    She was AMAZING in Lady Macbeth. I’d never seen her in anything before that, but what a first impression! I also don’t see his appeal; I wish her luck.

    • Yvette says:

      @Nikki, she was also amazing in “Outlaw King” with Chris Pine. Honestly? As long as each party in a couple is at least or over the age of 21, I don’t think a significant difference in age is any of my business.

    • ChillyWilly says:

      I just watched that yesterday! It’s on Amazon Prime right now. She was amazing. I love her voice and her acting style is so raw and uninhibited.

  5. L4frimaire says:

    I think people are totally overreacting to this and everyone needs to mind their own business. He’s cute in his own schlumpy way, she seems well adjusted enough and has her own thing going on, and don’t think they’ve ever worked together. They’re both single and grown. We’ve all been there where we’ve gotten d*ck way over the 10 year age gap mark. Don’t care how long it lasts or where it goes. Glad she spoke up and told people to butt out.

    • goldenrok says:

      they have worked together. thats how they got together.

      it should be noted that before florence was in the picture, Braff was longtime creeping on Joey King.

    • maddy says:


      Ofc theyve worked together…thats how they met….florence was the lead of zach braff’s short film. braff directed it. filmed the short in 2018. she probably was 22 when braff & her first met. florence just turned 24 a few months ago. 45 yr old w/a 24 yr old gf, ofc ppl are gonna comment lol *shrug* its inevitable. you just gotta learn to roll with it – thats social media for u, particularly when you’re famous. “Pugh was cast in Braff’s short film ‘In The Time It Takes to Get There,’ released in April 2019.”

      AND YES THANK YOU FOR MENTIONING JOEY KING. braff was all about his ‘little muse’, she was in 3 of his films. they met when she was like what, 13? 14?

    • Normades says:

      “ We’ve all been there where we’ve gotten d*ck way over the 10 year age gap mark”

      NOPE. Never.

  6. Veronica says:

    I mean, the comments are unacceptable because she’s an adult and has a right to make her own decisions. That’s not anyone’s business but hers. Frankly, though, my experience with women her age dating men that much older are ensconced in the mindset it’s reflective of their maturity and intellect, rather than the more realistic reasons they don’t want to examine. You’re wasting your time thinking you can penetrate that superiority complex.

    • Marigold says:

      Exactly. “He loves me because I’m so mature for my age” is not something grown women actually say. They are the words of little girls who have daddy issues and need them to justify their attachment to men old enough to BE daddy.

      Maybe they are the rare and unique diamond (and they do happen–I’ve met two in my life) of a couple who genuinely love one another and have a healthy partnership despite the age difference.

      But in almost every single instance, there is something very ugly going on in these relationships. In almost every instance, there’s a man who “loves her” because she has firm parts untouched by age and gravity who makes him forget that he’s mortal and middle-aged for a while.

      The end.

      There is a stark difference between an age gap and a generational gap. My husband is 7 years younger than me, and many people have age gaps of 5-10 years difference. I’m not under the impression that age has to be identical or that there can’t be a disparity, but when you come from entirely different generations…it makes people uncomfortable for a reason. That reason is not jealousy. That reason is not a failure to respect the younger person’s autonomy. It’s that we recognize objectification and unhealthy self-soothing behavior when we see it.

      • Sammiches says:

        Saying someone has “daddy issues” is really gross and misogynistic.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        “That reason is not jealousy. That reason is not a failure to respect the younger person’s autonomy. It’s that we recognize objectification and unhealthy self-soothing behavior when we see it.” You’ve brought up some valid points, but the fact that discomfort with age gaps can come from a reasonable place too doesn’t cancel out the fact that lack of respect for a younger person’s autonomy is often also a factor in these conversations, especially when that person is female. It also doesn’t cancel out some of the confessions that have been made on different websites about anxiety over becoming invisible.

        Women, and especially young women, are always expected to give people with takes on things they shouldn’t be doing with their bodies the benefit of the doubt. But this world has not been kind enough to women or girls to earn that kind of trust, and probably never will be at that place where it’s a good idea for women to automatically assume that what’s being asked of them by strangers comes from 100% altruistic intentions. Just like there are shitty/objectifying/misogynistic, condescending people who seek out younger partners, there are people who get mad about age-gaps who show themselves to be those things too. By 24, this woman has almost definitely experienced or witnessed examples of that, and probably would rather just be allowed to make her own mistakes in love and sex, whether they’re meant to be not.
        This isn’t to accuse you of being one of those people btw. But even here in this thread, there are examples of a younger woman being tone-policed by her elders for pointing out disrespect that you usually don’t see directed at young men wanting their bodily autonomy respected, and this is tame compared to how these conversations often go.

    • Kosmos says:

      We’re freely commenting here on Celebitchy, but I feel that is different than going onto someone’s Instagram page and tossing nasty remarks or bullying. Since when did those individuals feel that it was okay to bully or negatively comment on a page?? The world has indeed become less of a good world since people thought it was okay to bully someone via the internet. That same person would never go up to her in person and say something, so bullying is cowardly, it’s a way to put someone down without having to face them. I think her message here was PERFECT!!! She seems very mature at 24 and knows what she wants.

  7. Teresa says:

    Maybe I don’t pay enough attention but where are the warriors coming at Jake Gyllenhaal for dating so much younger, or Leo, or any of them. Are they telling the women you can do better and Leo is stealing your best years? You could be in a frat house at a state school not on his yacht! I don’t see Zach’s appeal but I don’t have to bc I’m not dating him. They’re diminishing this woman’s choice and voice.

    • Casey says:

      people do this ALL the time. Leo has been mocked very openly for the fact he’s never had a gf over 25 and is even older than Braff. award shows have made skits about it. Leo is mocked and derided and called (rightfully) deeply immature left and right for his dating life

    • emmy says:

      Jake G doesn’t post his girlfriends on IG though and Leo is mocked even by his peers. Jake doesn’t have a pattern either, he dated Reese. The tide is turning on these old(er) guys dating girls who can’t legally drink.

      This isn’t okay and she is right to be angry.

      • AKILAH says:

        Jake G does have a fairly recent pattern of dating early 20s models, though. His past 3-4 girlfriends have all fallen into that category. He’s just low key so people don’t notice.

    • DiegoInSF says:

      I mean, at least Jake is scrumptious and an amazing actor so as someone younger than him, I get that! Braff OTOH, hmmmm…

    • Veronica says:

      Leo gets criticized all the time. Even his peers have mocked him for it. Jake, I’ll grant you, gets less of it, largely because he has a lower profile, but he got some side eye from a lot of people for dating Taylor Swift when she was fairly young.

    • maddy says:

      yeaaaaah but Jake G and Leo are, well…you know…..

      beards gonna beard.

      braff is straight tho

  8. Brinibini says:

    Her father and Zach look like they could be brothers…

  9. JByrdKU says:

    Personally, I’ve never found him attractive and I don’t get the appeal. That said, she’s 24 years old and her entire Instagram post reads like a child saying “I’m an adult! I can do whatever I want!”.

    I agree that she can date whomever she wants, but I think if you’re going to open your private life to the world (via social media or otherwise) then you have to take the bad with the good. She disabled her comments, and if she’s going to continue to “date” him then she should probably leave them disabled.

    • Jules says:

      Yes agree with all of this. I’m so sick and tired of celebrities posting on social media and then crying when every comment does not kiss their ass. Because that is all they are looking for. They are so thin-skinned and constantly looking for external validation.

      • Oliphant says:

        Totally agree with both of you- and this whole culture of anyone disagreeing with a celeb/anyone being a ‘hater’ needs to stop, it’s so childish.

    • Laurie says:

      Jake and Leo don”t get as much hate online because they’re not posting about their relationships on social media. I’m sure if Jake made a post dedicated to his gf, he’d get a ton of hate messages.

  10. Spicecake38 says:

    I’m slightly drunk,love you Celebitches,stay well 🥂❤️

  11. Alex says:

    To me it’s not solely the age difference, it’s also if not mainly that it’s Zach Braff. He’s been dating early 20 somethings his entire life. He writes scripts around his dream girlfriends, often infantilizing them or himself in some capacity. If he doesn’t have her on a *let me pull this phrase out from 2006* Manic Pixie Dream Girl pedestal (and he practically invented the genre) then color me mildly surprised. Yes we need to mind our own business, but giad dang it I also can’t help feeling like ghost from boyfriends future and being like, “You see? Told you he’d get pissy that you went to your 17th Oscar party instead of attending his Sad Boy and the Real Girl movie premier.”

  12. Vexa says:

    Girl what?!?! – House #4 or House #6 surely?!

  13. Nuzzybear says:

    Ron Weasley’s gonna be a DADDY!!! I’m so old!!!!

  14. Otaku fairy says:

    I haven’t seen the comments she was getting and don’t want to, but good for her for standing up for herself, and Ariana for having her back, social media presence or no.

  15. Katherine Kim says:

    check her out on Youtube under “rose pugh” girl can sing AND play guitar. She’s so good. THAT’S what brought them together. Remember, Braff considers himself the king of indie music

  16. Kayles says:

    Curious- I’ve loved Zach for like 15 years, but never really noticed his dating habits.
    To those saying he does this all the time, who else has he dated that was this young?

    • Ameara says:

      He dated a woman born in 87 (9 years older than Florence) for then longest time and even she was too young for him.

  17. AKILAH says:

    The weirdest thing about Braff/Pugh is that he’s a doppelganger of her dad. Seriously, look it up. They look like twins.

  18. Awkward symphony says:

    I don’t like him or understand why she fancies him but as a grown woman she can decide for herself who she wants to be with. People should stop harassing her with this and its apparent that they mostly go after her

  19. Mrs. Darcy says:

    He tweeted at her that she was going to be a movie star after seeing her in something like a year before she was famous/well before they worked together (I only noticed this tweet came up when this drama was happening) and that gave me the serious ick. Like is he tweeting women his own age to compliment their performances? Yeah I didn’t think so. If this was Bradley Cooper or Leo doing it they would get dragged (I know they date younger but they don’t publicly cruise social media for ingenues either). It is predatory behaviour from a seemingly nice indie guy she probably grew up watching imo. This began with a power imbalance. Are they happy now, maybe, is this still gross Hollywood sh*t, yes. She seems super sweet and is talented enough to eclipse him soon. I don’t think his ego will be able to take that so I don’t see this lasting. He has been doing this same b.s. since Natalie Portman in Garden State and Mandy Moore too. Just because he’s dorky looking doesn’t mean he’s not a creep.

    • Sass says:

      @mrsdarcy I agree. His most notable relationships have all been with women who were about 10 years younger than him and all 23/24. Mandy Moore, Taylor Bagley and now Florence…who is closer to 20 years younger. Is it their business? Yes, but judging from his track record he will move on once Florence isn’t early 20s and so malleable.

  20. Eavan says:

    I don’t think people need to “hate” on her but why showcase your private life if you want people to stay out of it? like, you dont’ have to engage in social media and/or you don’t have to include your personal relationships. celebrities overshare constantly and then get mad when the response isn’t what they want or expect. do i think its creepy that the age difference is to large? sure but she is an adult so thats her call. do i also think its suspect when a man only dates much younger women who have less life experience and the power imbalance is stark? also yes. he’s a creeper who hasn’t been artisitically relevant since garden state

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    I like how she styles her eyebrows.

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