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Florence Pugh Marked Zach Braff's Birthday With A Sweet Instagram Post

In defiance of the trolling she faced last year, Pugh has shared a loved-up message.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Florence Pugh attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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Florence Pugh and Zach Braff have been together since 2019, after meeting on the set of Time It Takes To Get There. The couple have faced a lot of trolling in that time due to their 20-year age gap, but they continue to defy the backlash and right now seem happier and cuter than ever. In fact, Florence Pugh just marked Zach Braff’s birthday with a very sweet Instagram post, which proved just how strong their relationship continues to be.

To celebrate Braff’s 46th birthday, Pugh shared a series of photos of her boyfriend and their dog Billie, alongside the following caption:

“It’s this magical persons birthday. A year ago we got Billie three days before Zach’s day and she’s flopped on her back for tummy tickles from him like this ever since. A special day for a special fella requires special foot wear and fluffy trackies.. obvi.”

The Little Women star continued: “His need to make people laugh and smile is never ending, his constant generosity and love for others is infectious, his creativity and ability to put real and honest words onto the page inspires many and all who’s around him, but above all.. his appreciation for life and excitement for LIVING is something I always take note of.”

She finished by writing: “Happy Birthday chicken, odd shoes is a good look @zachbraff”

This is not the first time Pugh has shared a cute Instagram post for Braff’s birthday. In 2020, she shared a different snap of Braff with their dog, writing: “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!”

In the days following her 2020 post, Pugh was faced with abuse for the couple’s age gap. This led her to publish a video that defended her decision to date Braff and asked followers to be kinder.

Calling out the trolls, she said: “I will not allow that behaviour on my page, I’m not about that,” before adding: “I do not need you tell me who I should and should not love, and I would never in my life ever tell anyone who they can and cannot love.”