Florence Pugh and Zach Braff reportedly met and started dating in April 2019.
Pugh defended Braff after the couple received criticism for their over 20-year age difference.
The couple was private about their relationship, and they were equally quiet about their breakup.
Florence Pugh and Zach Braff reportedly quietly started dating in 2019, and they were equally as private about their split earlier this year.
Here's a timeline of everything we know about their relationship and breakup.
April 2019: Braff's short film, which stars Pugh, was released
Shortly after the release of the film, Pugh and Braff were photographed holding hands and smiling together in New York City.
June 2019: Braff posted a photo with Pugh's brother
Pugh also posted a picture with her brother that same day, seemingly implying her, Braff, and Sebastian were hanging out together.
August 2019: Pugh and Braff were photographed together in Spain
One of the first public photos of Pugh and Braff together was posted on Instagram at the end of the summer of 2019.
Actress Sydney Morton posted a photo with Braff, Pugh, and actor Preston Boyd hanging out on a boat in Spain.
October 2019: Braff shared a photo of Pugh on his Instagram account
The first time Pugh made an appearance on Braff's Instagram was in the fall of 2019.
He posted a photo of four friends, including Pugh, with the caption, "People I love."
November 2019: They went to Disneyland together with a group of friends
A month later, Pugh appeared on Braff's Instagram again when Braff posted a photo of the two of them with a group of friends in Disneyland.
Later that month, they both attended the NYC premiere of "Marriage Story," but they weren't photographed together on the red carpet.
December 7, 2019: They both attended the NYC premiere of "Little Women"
In December, Braff attended the New York City premiere of "Little Women," which Pugh starred in as Amy March.
Once again, they did not walk the red carpet or take photos together.
December 28, 2019: Pugh defended Braff against negative comments about their age difference
At the end of 2019, Pugh posted a photo of herself on Instagram standing outside of an LA deli with the caption, "first pit-stop, Matzo Ball soup. #curingjetlag101."
Braff commented the princess emoji on the post, and an Instagram user replied to his comment writing, "You're 44 years old." Pugh responded to the user, "and yet he got it."
This seems to be the first time the couple indirectly commented on their age gap of nearly 21 years.
In a May 2020 cover story with Elle, Pugh said that she felt her comment was "necessary."
"People need to realise that it's hurtful. I have the right to hang out and be with and go out with anyone I want to," she said.
January 2020: The two were photographed kissing
After Pugh received her 2020 Oscar nomination, the couple was spotted celebrating.
February 9, 2020: Pugh took her parents to the Oscars instead of Braff
Pugh was nominated for best supporting actress at the 2020 Oscars, but instead of walking the red carpet with Braff, she took her parents to the event.
In the same interview with Elle, she explained her choice, saying, "That wasn't a diss on anyone; I needed them to be there."
March 2020: Pugh and Braff were spotted grocery shopping together during the coronavirus pandemic
Pugh and Braff reportedly self-isolated together in California during the coronavirus pandemic.
According to People, the couple went grocery shopping together a few days after the stay-at-home order was put in place in California. Photographs showed them arriving at the store on the back of Braff's motorcycle.
April 3, 2020: The couple adopted a dog together
In an Instagram post, Braff shared that he'd adopted a dog named Billie with the caption, "We tried to foster, but then we fell in love."
The "we" he is referring to likely refers to him and Pugh seeing as the two were reportedly in social isolation together.
Pugh later confirmed that they got Billie three days before Braff's 45th birthday.
April 6, 2020: Pugh posted on Instagram for Braff's birthday
For Braff's 45th birthday, Pugh posted a photo on Instagram of him cuddling with a dog. Shortly after posting, Pugh disabled comments on her Instagram account.
April 8, 2020: After receiving many hateful comments, Pugh posted a video defending her relationship with Braff
A couple of days later, Pugh shared a video on Instagram asking followers to stop their "hateful" behavior toward Braff or to unfollow her.
In the video, Pugh defended her relationship and said that within eight minutes of posting the photo for Braff's birthday, most of the comments were hateful and negative, which prompted her to turn the commenting feature off for the first time.
She continued, saying, "I am 24 years old. I do not need you to tell me who I should and should not love. And I would never in my life, ever, ever, tell anyone who they can and cannot love. It is not your place and really, it has nothing to do with you."
She added, "The abuse that you throw at him is abuse that you are throwing at me, and I don't want those followers."
May 7, 2020: Pugh publicly defended her relationship with Braff in a cover story with Elle
Throughout her interview with Elle, Pugh shed more light on how she feels about her relationship being shared with the public.
"I'm an actor because I like acting and I don't mind people watching my stuff, but people have no right to educate me on my private life," she said, explaining that people need to realize it's "hurtful" when they criticize her relationship with Braff.
Pugh continued, "I know that part of being in the spotlight is that people might invade your privacy and have opinions on it, but it's bizarre that normal folk are allowed to display such hate and opinions on a part of my life that I'm not putting out there."
July 7, 2020: Pugh spoke about the negative reactions to her relationship on a podcast episode with comedian Sue Perkins
During her conversation on the "Sue Perkins: An Hour or so With..." podcast, Pugh spoke about dealing with people who feel like they have a right to judge her relationships just because she's famous.
"I've always found it funny, how I can be good enough for people to watch my work and support my work and pay for tickets, and I'm old enough to be an adult and pay taxes, but I'm not old enough to know who I should and should not have sex with," Pugh said. "Yet again, once again, making a young woman feel like shit for no reason."
She continued, "Since when has it been okay for people to shout at someone for their relationship? It's crazy to me."
September 3, 2020: Braff posted an Instagram story with Pugh cooking in the background
After staying quiet about their relationship on social media for much of the summer, Braff posted an Instagram story of himself standing in a kitchen with what appears to be Pugh cooking in the background.
He captioned the photo, "British Farmhouse ceilings are low."
According to a November interview with Mr. Porter, the couple visited Pugh's family in England in the fall, so it's possible that the photo was from that trip.
October 9, 2020: Pugh went with Braff to post his election ballot
Throughout the fall, the couple continued to pop up in each other's Instagram stories, including when Pugh posted an Instagram Story of Braff dropping off his ballot in LA for the 2020 presidential election.
November 9, 2020: Braff opened up about dealing with comments concerning their relationship
In an interview with Mr. Porter, Braff discussed his decision to stay quiet after Pugh made the Instagram video in April to respond to negative comments about their relationship.
"She literally sat down, hit record on her phone and said that," he said. "I thought: how could I possibly follow anything as intelligent and articulate as that? So, I chose not to."
December 10, 2020: The couple celebrated the holidays together for the first time
On the first night of Hanukkah, Braff posted a photo to his Instagram Story of Pugh sitting behind a menorah with the caption, "Flo's first Hanukah!"
January 3, 2021: Braff shared a sweet Instagram post for Pugh's birthday
After ringing in the new year together, the couple had another reason to celebrate.
In honor of Pugh's 25th birthday, Braff posted a series of fun photos on Instagram.
Part of the caption read, "... I can't believe I get to giggle with you everyday. What a pleasure it is to know you. What a gift to the world it was that you were born."
March 8, 2021: The couple celebrated Braff's Directors Guild of America nomination
When Braff was nominated by the Directors Guild of America for outstanding directorial achievement in a comedy series for his episode of "Ted Lasso," both he and Pugh posted to their Instagram Stories to celebrate.
Pugh's post was captioned, "YEEEEEEHAWWW! He's a talented fella ..." and Braff shared a behind-the-scenes photo of Pugh on the set with the caption, "They edited this background performer out of my episode. I suppose she was a bit distracting. Haha."
April 6, 2021: Pugh shared a touching post for Braff's birthday
To celebrate Braff's 46th birthday, Pugh started off the day by dancing on her Instagram Story and prepping for the festivities. She also included photos of Braff wearing some of his gifts.
The actress posted a slideshow of photos of her boyfriend on her Instagram feed as well.
Part of the caption read, "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 ... Happy Birthday chicken, odd shoes is a good look."
July 4, 2021: Pugh opened up about why she thinks her relationship with Braff 'bugs people'
In an interview with The Sunday Times, Pugh explained why she thinks so many people feel the need to comment on her relationship with Braff.
"I think it bugs people that it's not who they expected," she told the publication.
When asked if she meant that people expected her to date someone like her "Little Women" costar Timothée Chalamet, she continued, "Exactly. Exactly. But it's my life and I'm not doing anything to please people or to make it a better headline or story. I want to also be a person!"
August 16, 2022: Pugh confirmed that she and Braff broke up earlier in the year
After reports of the couple's split had been circulating for months, Pugh confirmed they broke up earlier this year during an interview with Harper's Bazaar.
"We've been trying to do this separation without the world knowing, because it's been a relationship that everybody has an opinion on," she told the publication. "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."
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