Not content to let us close out the year with the most random new couple being Zooey Deschanel and a Property Brother, the universe has given us this obscure pairing. People magazine says 44-year-old Zach Braff was recently seen once again wandering hand-in-hand around the streets of New York City with 23-year-old Florence Pugh.
People says this has been going on a while, but just not very publicly. Zach was seen at the New York premiere of Little Women over the weekend. Florence plays Amy March in Little Women. The pictures above were taken at the Los Angeles premiere of Marriage Story back in November, which they both attended, but did not pose together. Rumors that Florence and Zach might be a thing first popped up back in April, when they were seen holding hands in New York.
florence pugh and zach braff were spotted holding hands in NYC this is not a drill… pic.twitter.com/VGZ4VuFGMH
— bethany (@bethanywilsxn) April 12, 2019
Eight months later, and they did the whole holding-hands-while-walking thing again. People says they were spotted while out shopping.
Florence Pugh and Boyfriend Zach Braff Hold Hands on Shopping Outing in New York City https://t.co/cQQwDJuqc0
— People (@people) December 9, 2019
That lady to the right is making the same face you probably made after learning about this pairing.
In October, Zach posted the following Instagram picture, with the caption, “People I love.” To the right is Florence. The fact that he didn’t say, “People I’m cool with at the moment” tells us it’s probably more than just a casual thing.
Florence and Zach possibly got together after working on a short film he made for an Adobe Creative Cloud campaign released back in April. They are also rumored to be working together again on Zach’s upcoming film, The Secret Ingredients of Rocket Cola.
Because Florence is 23 and relatively new to Hollywood, she doesn’t really have a notable dating history. Zach was very popular in the Punk’d and netback hat days of the 2000s, and his dating history reflects that. He dated Mandy Moore from 2004 to 2006, he was rumored to have gotten with his Scrubs co-star Sarah Chalke, and Drew Barrymore. Most recently he was linked to model Taylor Bagley from 2009 to 2014.
This relationship is probably the perfect situation for Zach. He spent a whole decade being “that guy from Scrubs who made Garden State.” I’m sure he appreciates being around someone who didn’t begin their first date by immediately start singing the woo-oo-oo opening bars of “New Slang” or asking, “How’s Turk?”