Back together? Florence Pugh and Zach Braff are sparking reconciliation rumors after confirming in August 2022 that they had quietly split.

“I’m just in awe of her talent and I said, ‘I wanna write this for Florence. What I’m writing is really gonna be challenging and she’s incredible,'” Zach told Entertainment Tonight in March 2023 about his movie A Good Person, in which Florence stars, calling her a “next-level actress.”

The Scrubs alum continued, “She’s just unbelievable and what I was writing was gonna be really challenging. It wasn’t for your average actors — I couldn’t have written the part for myself. I wanted to write something for her and I had this image in my mind of that diner booth scene and I thought of Florence Pugh opposite some legend that everyone’s talking about.”

The thoughtful quotes have raised eyebrows about where their relationship stands today, and this isn’t the first time the former couple sparked reconciliation speculation online. Keep reading for everything we know about Florence and Zach’s relationship and where it stands now. 

Are Florence Pugh and Zach Braff Back Together?

Although the pair are no longer in a romantic relationship, Zach did write A Good Person for his ex.

“He wrote it for me. I was his muse,” Florence confirmed during a March 2023 interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “There’s so much ease with reading a script when someone knows how you talk, and how far they can push you, and what you’re capable of doing.”

Months prior, the Cheaper By the Dozen remake star confirmed that there’s no bad blood between himself and Florence when wishing her a happy birthday via Instagram Stories in January 2023. The filmmaker posted what appeared to be a throwback photo of Flo sitting at the top of the iconic Hollywood sign, with the message, “Happy Birthday, legend” included.


While speaking with Harper’s Bazaar for an August 2022 feature, the Black Widow actress announced that she and Zach had called it quits earlier that same year.

“We’ve been trying to do this separation without the world knowing, because it’s been a relationship that everybody has an opinion on,” the British star shared. “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.”

Fans were quick to speculate if the former flames had rekindled their love after the Don’t Worry Darling star left a flirty comment on her ex’s Instagram post from November 2022. The Scrubs actor teamed up with former costar Donald Faison to promote a charity event in support of Veteran’s Day.

“Bid on eBay for a 30 minute Zoom with @donald_aison and me,” Zach’s caption read. “ALL proceeds go to build specially-designed homes for severely wounded veterans via Homes For Our Troops. LINK IN BIO!!!!!!”

Florence, for her part, commented, “I’m deffo bidding on this.” To which the Cheaper By the Dozen remake star replied, “I’m certain you could get this for free, but it is a very good cause for veterans.” 

Back On? Florence Pugh Sparks Zach Braff Reconciliation Rumors With Flirty Comment
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Fans responded with tons of love for the pair. Reps for Florence and Zach did not immediately respond to Life & Style‘s request for comment.

What Did Florence Pugh Say About Zach Braff?

Florence was often outspoken about the criticisms of their age gap — Zach is 21 years her senior.

The Little Women actress has clapped back at trolls on Instagram on multiple occasions over the years, but she also addressed their relationship during an interview with Elle U.K. from May 2021.

“I have the right to hang out and be with and go out with anyone I want to,” Florence said. “I’ve always found this part of what people do really bizarre. 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 later addressed the online critics during a January 2023 Vogue cover story, claiming people “didn’t like” her and Zach’s age gap.

“We weren’t in anyone’s faces,” Florence told the publication, adding, “They imagined me with someone younger and someone in blockbusters.”