On Saturday, the 23-year-old actor responded to an Instagram user who took it upon themselves to remark on the age difference between herself and Braff, 44.
Former Scrubs star Braff commented on the post with a princess emoji, but in response to the post one social media user pointed out the couple’s 21-year age gap, writing, “you’re 44 years old.”
Pugh promptly responded to the online troll, writing: “And yet he got it”, alongside the OK hand emoji.
A number of Pugh’s followers praised the actor for standing up for herself, while others shut down the user for their negative comment.
“Confused as to what age has to do with an IG picture or Florence’s comment section. Keep that negativity to yourself hun,” one person wrote.
Pugh and Braff were first spotted together in April 2019. The couple previously worked together on the short film, In the Time It Takes To Get There, which was developed by Braff, and starred Pugh and Alicia Silverstone.
Braff's last public romance was with model Taylor Bagley. However, they separated in 2014 after five years of dating.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the 22-year-old model and actor said she doesn’t understand the criticism of the 23-year age difference between herself and the Academy Award winner.
“There’s so many relationships in Hollywood – and in the history of the world – where people have large age gaps,” Morrone said.
“I just think anyone should be able to date who they want to date.”
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