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Zach Braff Reveals the Emmys 'Chose' to Exclude Nick Cordero From In Memoriam

Zach Braff was very good friends with the late Nick Cordero, who tragically died from Coronavirus at 41 years old, and is now speaking out about the 2020 Emmy Awards leaving him out of the In Memoriam tribute.

“For those wondering: The Emmys chose to leave Nick Cordero out of the memorial montage. I had no idea one had to campaign to get their loved one in. We did. They passed,” Zach posted on his Twitter account, revealing that the Television Academy “chose” to leave Nick out. Zach also revealed the Emmys‘ statement about their process of consideration for the tribute.

If you missed it, Zach revealed what tragically happened to Nick while he fought Coronavirus in the hospital for weeks.

Our continued thoughts are with Nick‘s loved ones, including his wife Amanda Kloots and their young son Elvis.

Florence Pugh Honors Boyfriend Zach Braff's Close Friend Nick Cordero on His Birthday

Florence Pugh is honoring Nick Cordero on what would have been his 42nd birthday.

The 24-year-old Little Woman actress took to her Instagram on Thursday (September 17) to share a sweet message to the late Broadway actor for his birthday. Nick passed away in July from coronavirus complications.

“So. This amazing man is turning 42 today. Nick was the first to welcome me into this friendship group, he had this big open smile that makes you fall in love with him even if he hadn’t said anything yet,” Florence wrote. “Nick used to let me put ointments and beard balms and face masks on him after dinner when everyone else at the dinner table had politely refused.”

“He would eat ALL of my cooking. Everything. Even if it was burnt! He’d then go back for seconds, thirds, fourths.. each time mmm’ing and ah’ing with the same intensity as the first time,” Florence continued. “Nick sings like it’s as easy as breathing. His voice is like butter and if you ever had the pleasure of hearing it live you’d be so wrapped up in the song you wouldn’t have time to notice the goosebumps all over your skin.”

Florence is currently dating Zach Braff, who was a very close friends with Nick. During Nick‘s hospitalization, his wife Amanda Kloots and their son Elvis, 1, moved into Zach‘s guest house.

“My mum fell in love with him. She spent a whole dinner planted between Amanda and Nick, her gaze would jump between the two of them, almost like she was wrapped up in the middle of their love just admiring it,” Florence wrote. “My mum was so in love with him that she forgot to eat dessert.. which.. for our family, is a big f–king deal.”

Florence added: “Nick was the best cuddler. He was so big and so mighty he would wonderfully smother you and wouldn’t let go. I would find Zach and Nick cuddling on the sofa at the end of so many parties, it looked so comfortable it would be hard not to join. It’s hard to imagine someone so big and so mighty is no longer here anymore.”

“Nick had so much love. He had so much love to give it was impossible not to feel high whenever you’d leave him,” Florence ended her post. “Happy F–king Birthday darling, we shall have a mighty cheese board with all the chutneys and relishes in your honour. We’re thinking of you. ‘We love you to infinity and beyond!’”

Not long ago, Zach revealed the final text message he received from Nick before he lost consciousness. He spent over 90 days in the hospital fighting for his life.

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Florence Pugh Reveals How She Feels About All the Scrutiny Over Zach Braff Relationship

Florence Pugh is speaking out about her relationship with Zach Braff and the scrutiny she has felt over their age gap.

The 24-year-old actress and 45-year-old actor were first linked in April of 2019 after they were seen holding hands and she has publicly defended the relationship several times since.

Now, Florence is speaking out about the scrutiny she has felt.

“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,” Florence said on the “Speaking on Sue Perkins’ An Hour Or So With” podcast.

She added, “Once again, it’s making a young woman feel like s**t for no reason.”

“I think I did feel s**t for awhile for admitting that, and then I thought how ridiculous is that? I’m 24 and I can’t choose who I love,” Florence continued. “There’s a reason why I’m not with someone my age – it hasn’t worked, so who are you trying to match me up with?”

Find out what Florence and Zach have been doing during quarantine.

Zach Braff Reveals What Happened to Nick Cordero in the Hospital Before His Tragic Death

Zach Braff was very good friends with the late Nick Cordero and his family, and he’s speaking about the heartbreak surrounding watching what happened to him as he died due to complications from Coronavirus at 41 years old.

“Just for clarity’s sake, he didn’t have COVID-19 anymore,” Zach said on his podcast with Donald Faison. “What COVID did to Nick is what it does to a lot of people, it comes in and wreaks havoc on your body. Then it leaves and you don’t have it anymore, but you’re left with what the doctors called ‘lungs that look like Swiss cheese.’”

“Even to live he would’ve needed a full double-lung transplant and you only get those if you’re healthy in all other ways. So the machines were really truly keeping him alive,” Zach said. “His blood pressure wasn’t strong enough so the tips of all his fingers and toes were blackening and they would have had to have been removed had he lived.”

Nick was on dialysis for his kidneys, a ventilator for his lungs, and would have needed a pacemaker too.

“He just deteriorated, deteriorated, deteriorated, until the point where they put him on the ventilator and then he never came back,” he added. “He kind of woke up for a little bit and there was some exciting moments where they would say, ‘Nick if you can hear us look up,’ and he would do that, but he wouldn’t do it all the time. It was only occasionally.”

His wife Amanda “was never able to see him fully conscious again.”

“This is how f—ing tragic it was — she would be 10 feet away from us, Florence [Pugh] and I, and sobbing, and we couldn’t go hug her. We would literally stand 10 feet away from her and watch our friend sobbing,” Zach added. Amanda and son Elvis, 1, stayed with the couple during this ordeal.

Zach revealed the final text message he received from Nick before he lost consciousness. He spent over 90 days in the hospital fighting for his life.

Our continued thoughts are with Nick Cordero‘s loved ones during this terrible time.

Zach Braff Mourns Nick Cordero, Reveals the Final Text He Received From Him

Zach Braff is mourning the loss of his friend, Broadway actor Nick Cordero, who passed away at the young age of 41 after battling Coronavirus in the hospital for over 90 days.

Nick Cordero passed at 11:40am today with his wife and mother by his side. I have honestly never known a kinder person. But Covid doesn’t care about the purity of your soul, or the goodness in your heart,” Zach wrote on his Instagram.

He continued, “The last thing he ever texted me was to look out for his wife and one year old son, Elvis. I promise the world they will never want for anything. I feel so incredibly grateful I got to have Nick Cordero enter my life. Rest In Peace. Rest in Power,” Zach added.

Our thoughts are with Nick’s loved ones during this difficult time.

We’re mourning the loss of all the celebrities who have passed away from COVID-19. RIP.

Florence Pugh & Zach Braff Have Been Singing During Quarantine

Florence Pugh is opening up about what she and boyfriend Zach Braff are doing while in quarantine and it’s incredibly relatable.

Turns out the Hollywood couple are singing to get through the lockdown.

“We’re in the hills [Hollywood Hills] at the moment and one of our good friends is really ill and in a coma in hospital,” Florence shared during her appearance on Table Manners with Jessie Ware. “And so what we’re doing, because it’s got all of this old hippy history (people play music from the hills that have been written here). We play it during the day, or in the afternoon or in the evening. So that’s kind of our tradition.”

Your own neighborhood might have adopted a “Play on the Porch” initiative, and Florence and Zach have put their own spin on that.

“It’s mainly in the evening and especially on the weekend,” she added. “Every Saturday, they do these isolated gigs on the top of people’s roofs. There will be like a singer singing one song over there and then another singer will be singing one song over there, so it’s really beautiful.”

Florence adds, “You can go out on your front porch and listen to all of the music in the hills. I haven’t seen any famous people giving the concert just yet, but lots of lovely singing.”

If you missed it, Florence recently clapped back at online haters about her relationship with Zach.

Florence Pugh Defends Relationship With Zach Braff: 'People Have No Right to Educate Me on My Private Life'

Florence Pugh is getting candid about dating Zach Braff.

The 24-year-old Little Women star opened up about dating the 45-year-old Scrubs actor, which has been met with some backlash, in Elle UK‘s June 2020 issue, out on Thursday (May 7).

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“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 said of their relationship.

“I know that part of being in the spotlight is that people might invade your privacy and have opinions on it, but it’s bizarre that normal folk are allowed to display such hate and opinions on a part of my life that I’m not putting out there. It’s a strange side of fame that you’re allowed to be torn apart by thousands of people even though you didn’t put that piece of you out there. My point to all this is that isn’t it odd that a stranger can totally tear apart someone’s relationship and it’s allowed?”

For more from Florence, head to elle.com/uk.