Actress Florence Pugh is no stranger to PDA via social media.
And now she has a special message for her “magical person” on his 46th birthday.
Posting a series of adorable pictures of Braff and their dog, Billie, the Oscar-nominated actress could not stop gushing about her man.
“It’s this magical persons birthday,” she wrote. “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.
“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 off with a simple, “Happy Birthday chicken” and said that his “odd shoes” are a “good look”.
Braff and Pugh’s courtship has come under fire in the past due to their significant age gap.
In April 2020, the Little Women star hit out at her followers on Instagram, asking them to stop posting “hateful” comments about her relationship with Braff, and instead of “trolling” her, to “kindly unfollow” her instead.
Pugh said she had to “turn off comments” on an Instagram post she made celebrating Braff’s 45th birthday due to the incessant bullying she received.
Pugh further commented on the backlash she received since going public with her relationship, telling Elle UK in June 2020: “I have the right to hang out and be with and go out with anyone I want to. 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 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.”
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