The popular actors Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe have been sparking rumors about them dating since 2014! Their on-screen chemistry on the hit show, Outlander is just undeniable and has fans wondering about what goes on off screen. Here’s everything you need to know about this hot couple:
How Did These Rumors Spark?
These rumors date back to 2014, when Outlander first premiered. Although the show is full of drama, suspense and mystery, a major reason why the show has so many fans is the chemistry between the characters of Sam and Caitriona. In fact, the Starz series, which is based on Diana Gabaldon’s books, has gained a lot of popularity due to these two.
Jamie Fraser and Clair Randall Fraser, their on-screen characters have featured in several hot, love scenes on the show, which has drawn the eyes of many viewers. Although most fans understand they are just actors playing these roles, their chemistry is so tangible that most end up asking, “Are they really dating?”
Are Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe Dating In Real Life?
Despite their flirtatious banter on social media, and speculations of thousands of fans, Sam and Caitriona are not actually dating! In fact, Caitriona is married to Tony McGill. In a 2016 joint interview, Balfe said, “We’ve always said from the get-go that we’re incredibly great friends.” She also added, ” I think it would be difficult for us to work together and be together.” to which Sam cheekily replied, “We could try.”
The Scottish actor has rarely shied away from joking about such things and is always playfully flirting with Caitriona. However, these are all jokes made to appease the fans who would love to see them be together in real life as well. The two have never actually even been attracted to each other since Balfe has been dating her now husband since years. In fact, the two were engaged while Season 4 of Outlander was airing.