Usually known for her aggressively catchy “Cooking with Flo” videos, Florence Pugh’s Instagram is now where she goes to call out critics of her relationship with Zach Braff.
The “Black Widow” star, 26, and the “Scrubs” alum, 47, who began dating in 2019, have received a lot of backlash over their 21-year age gap, while again and again everyone is focused on their own business. been asked to give.
But the conversation reared its head once again this week, when Pugh was spotted vacationing in Ibiza with his “Midsummer” co-star Will Poulter, fueling speculation that he left it with Braff.
“It’s getting a little silly now. No, Will Poulter and I aren’t dating,” the “Little Women” star posted on Instagram Stories Tuesday. “We went to the beach with our friends, who in every picture are always about half a meter away from us, but they are cleverly cut so that it looks different.”
“You can really see my best friend in so many shots and Archie’s arms,” Pugh said in her post, before sharing uncrowded photos from their vacation. “I understand that the nature of this job is that you sometimes get your privacy completely vandalized by the paparazzi, but fabricating this stuff actually does more harm than good. Thanks for saying that That we look sexy… doesn’t mean we are sexy.”
The Oscar-nominee also highlighted several other friends who were on a beach getaway, including her “best partner” Olive, whom she “actually kept in this bed with for hours.”
Pugh then appeared to address fans who were celebrating rumors of her split with the “Garden State” star, though she didn’t explicitly state whether they’re still together. Last month, she shared a sweet nod to Braff’s birthday.
After photos of Pugh and Poulter surfaced on the Internet, many people openly rooted for them as a couple at Braff’s expense.
One person wrote, “Florence Pugh going from this Zach Braff to Will Poulter is one of the greatest upgrades in history,” while another described Braff as a “fossil man.”
“There’s no need to drag people through this. Regardless of your opinion on who I should or shouldn’t be with, at the end of the day if you’re complimenting someone by trolling another person.. you’re just Bullying,” wrote Pugh. “There really is no need to be terrible online — no need to.”
“Think about what you write,” she concluded. “Think about who it affects.”
While Braff remained silent on the matter, Poulter added his one-time costar’s message to his own post, “Thank you for the bully when you see this.”
Last year, Pugh offered a theory as to why his romance with Braff “hurts people.”
“It’s not what they expected,” she told The Sunday Times, noting that her fans assumed she might be dating a Timothée Chalamet type. “But this is my life and I’m doing nothing to please people or make it a better title or story. I want to be a human too!”