The Real-Life Partners Of The Cast Of Scrubs

"Scrubs" was a popular and beloved sitcom that ran for seven seasons on NBC and two seasons on ABC, with the series finally coming to an end in 2010. Whether you missed the show completely or simply miss the show, you can view all seasons on Hulu or in reruns on IFC. If you want to catch a glimpse of the cast and what they look like today, you're in luck — a few of the cast members recently reunited for "Celebrity Family Feud."

"Scrubs" revolved around the lives, friendships, and relationships of the employees at the fictional Sacred Heart Hospital, per IMDb. It was known for its fast-paced slapstick brand of comedy and for the dream-like vignettes of Zach Braff's character, J.D.

It's been 11 years since the last episode of "Scrubs" aired on March 10, 2010, so a lot has changed in the lives of the actors who played the main characters. Let's take a look at the real-life partners of Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Judy Reyes, and John C. McGinley.

Zach Braff is dating actor Florence Pugh

"Scrubs" was Zach Braff's first major television role, and he was nominated for three Golden Globes and an Emmy for his work as J.D, per IMDb. He also directed several episodes of the sitcom. (Of course, he's also known for directing, writing, and starring in his 2004 cult-classic film, "Garden State.") 

Braff has been dating English actor Florence Pugh since April 2019, according to People. Braff cast her in his short film, "The Time It Takes to Get There," which was released a year later, the same month they were spotted holding hands in New York City. Over the next few months, they appeared in photos on each other's Instagram accounts, per InStyle. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, they decided to quarantine together in Los Angeles, People reported. Due to their 21-year age difference, the couple has been forced to defend their relationship a number of times.

In an interview with Elle UK, Pugh said, "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."

Sarah Chalke has two kids with her lawyer fiancé

Sarah Chalke's latest project, Netflix's "Firefly Lane," is just the kind of binge-worthy television we needed during the pandemic. Based on the novel by Kristin Hannah, it explores the lifelong friendship between two women from their teen years in the 1970s through adulthood in the mid-2000s, per IMDb. Katherine Heigl stars alongside Chalke. For fans of "Firefly Lane," there's good news — Netflix renewed it for a second season.

"The Conners" star has been with entertainment attorney Jamie Afifi for a long time. They started dating in 2003 and got engaged while on vacation in Hawaii in 2006, per People, and have an 11-year-old son, Charlie, and a 4-year-old daughter, Frankie (via Us Weekly). When Charlie was a year old, he was diagnosed with the rare condition Kawasaki disease, Chalke told TVLine. The disease is an illness that "causes inflammation in a child's blood vessels" and has a very short window for treatment to be effective, per People. Fortunately, he is okay.

There's no indication the couple has tied the knot yet.

Donald Faison married Jessica Simpson's best friend

Donal Faison charmed us in "Clueless" years before he was cast on "Scrubs" as Dr. Chris Turk, per IMDb. Faison has worked steadily since "Scrubs" ended, appearing in a number of series including, "Ray Donovan," "Robot Chicken," "Timeline," "Star Wars Resistance," "Emergence," "Blark and Son," and "The L Word: Generation Q."

On a personal front, Faison married CaCee Cobb, his second wife, on December 15, 2012, after dating for six years. The wedding took place at Zach Braff's house (Braff was also a groomsman, proving that J.D. and Turk weren't just best friends on screen.) Jessica Simpson was also in the bridal party, as the maid of honor, as Cobb is her best friend and former assistant. 

The actor has a son, Shawn, twins Dade and Kaya, and son Kobe with his first wife Lisa Askey, according to Us Weekly. He and Cobb have a son, Rocco, and a daughter, Wilder. When Faison's ex-wife sadly died in 2017, Dade, Kaya, and Kobe moved in with Faison and Cobb, per ET Online.

Judy Reyes has been with her partner since 2008

Judy Reyes played Carla Espinosa on "Scrubs" from 2001 to 2009, per IMDb. In 2006, she won an ALMA Award for her role on the long-running sitcom. In the years since, she's appeared on "Devious Maids," "Jane the Virgin," "Claws," "Succession," "One Day At a Time," and "Search Party."

Reyes married Edwin Figueroa in 1997. They divorced 11 years later in 2008 and did not have any children, according to Cheat Sheet. That same year, she dating George Valencia after they met on the set of "Glow Ropes: The Rise and Fall of a Bar Mitzvah Emcee," the outlet reports. The following year, she welcomed their daughter, Leila Ray, with Valencia. Shortly after Leila Ray's birth, Reyes gushed to Pregnancy magazine (via People), "I hope that she has perspective, a good sense of humor, patience, perseverance, and that she really just hangs in there to do what she is passionate about. And has a dazzling smile like her mom!"

John C. McGinley married a yoga instructor in 2007

John C. McGinley played the unforgettable Dr. Perry Cox on "Scrubs." He has a long and distinguished acting career having appeared in "Platoon," "Wall Street," "The Rock," "Office Space," "Se7en," "Point Break," just to name a few of his credits, per IMDb.

McGinley has been married twice. He tied the knot with Lauren Lambert in February 1997, and their son Max was born that same year, according to People. A few years after their 2001 divorce, the actor met yoga instructor Nichole Kessler in 2004 when Max, who has Down syndrome, walked up to her on the beach. 

McGinley was aghast, he told the outlet, saying, "Max went over to this hot blonde behind me ... I was like 'Max, you get the dogs. I'll talk to the hot blondes.'" McGinley proposed to her in August 2006. They married on April 7, 2007, in an intimate ceremony at their home in Malibu in front of 30 friends and family, per. Nobu catered the event with their famous sushi.

McGinley and his wife have welcomed daughter Billie Grace in 2008 and daughter Kate Aleena in 2010, per People.