The actress, 27, features on the cover of the publication for the Winer 2023 issue, and gets candid about her romance with actor Braff, 47, following their split last year.
Addressing the age gap between them, Pugh recalled people’s negative opinions of her union with Braff, telling Vogue: “We weren’t in anyone’s faces. It was just that people didn’t like it.
“They imagined me with someone younger and someone in blockbusters. I think young relationships in Hollywood are so easily twisted because they add to the gossip sites. It’s exciting to watch.
“And I think I was in a relationship that didn’t do any of that.”
Pugh announced her split from Braff in August, after three years together, having first met on the set of his short film In the Time It Takes to Get There in 2019.
Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar at the time, an emotional Pugh said: "We’ve been trying to do this separation without the world knowing, because it’s been a relationship that everybody has an opinion on.
"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. I automatically get a lumpy throat when I talk about it."
The pair have remained good friends, and Braff offered words of praise to Pugh, describing her to Vogue as “magnetic” and “one of the greatest actors of her generation.”
Elsewhere in her latest interview with the publication, Pugh opened up about her mental health struggles as a teenager, which she deemed “dark and scary” times, as she battled low self-esteem over her appearance.
The actress recalled turning to “quick fixes” of buying cellulite cream and an eyelash kit to attempt to overcome these issues.
Pugh has come a long way since those days, having established a successful career as a confident young actress, with roles in several critically-acclaimed films, including her breakout role in Midsommar and most recently, Netflix’s The Wonder.
This year sees the English star continue to rise as she appears in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film Oppenheimer, opening in July, and Denis Villeneuve’s highly-anticipated Dune: Part Two, slated for release next November.
Vogue’s Winter 2023 issue is available on newsstands nationwide on January 24th.
Vogue cover story by Chloe Schama.