Zach Braff has hailed his girlfriend, Florence Pugh, as a “gift to the world”.

Zach Braff

Zach Braff

The former ‘Scrubs’ star has been romancing Florence since August 2018, and on Sunday (03.01.21), he marked the actress’ 25th birthday with a glowing social media tribute, in which he called her the “most fun person” he’s ever met.

He wrote: "Happy Birthday to the most fun person I’ve ever met. I would have felt blessed to have smiled with your for one night. I can’t believe I get to giggle with you everyday. What a pleasure it is to know you. What a gift to the world it was that you were born. (sic)”

The ‘Midsommar’ star then shared Zach’s post on her own Instagram Story and responded with a single red heart emoji.

Meanwhile, the sweet post comes after Florence previously defended the 21-year age gap between herself and her boyfriend.

Speaking in July last year, she said: “I’ve always found it funny, how I can be good enough for people to watch my work and support my work and pay for tickets and I’m old enough to be an adult and pay taxes but I’m not old enough to know who I should and should not have sex with.

“Once again making a young woman feel like s*** for no reason.”

The ‘Little Women’ actress also said she struggled with “admitting” how bad the negativity makes her feel, but has since realised it’s “ridiculous” for strangers to comment on who she chooses to date.

She added: “I think I did feel s**t for a while about admitting that. Then I thought how ridiculous is that? I’m 24 and I can’t choose who I love.

“People just want to have a say on who you go out with, where you go for lunch. For me, I’ve always found that part of this life, even when I grew up watching actresses, I’ve always found that weird how people have a say over your private life.

“I’m not a reality TV star, I don’t let people into my life like that so since when has it been OK for someone to shout at someone for their relationship?”