Outlander fans have been falling in love with stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe ever since the series premiered on Starz back in 2014, and for good reason. The talented actors portray characters Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall respectively, who have arguably the best romance on television right now.
Both fans of the book series by Diana Gabaldon and fans who are only familiar with the TV show adaptation agree that the two actors were the perfect picks for the roles, making it easy to see why many people are interested not only in their lives onscreen.
As far as the personal lives of Heughan and Balfe offscreen, we fortunately get plenty of glimpses into their everyday activities through their public Instagram pages. When it comes to their real-life romances, however, they’ve been known to be pretty private.
Caitriona Balfe is reportedly married, so here’s everything we know about Sam Heughan’s relationship status.
Are Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe dating in real life?
As one does when you’re obsessed with a TV show or movie series, many people continue to ship the actors who play Claire and Jamie in real life. Though these two stars would of course make a stunning couple, don’t hold out hope that they’ll ever become an item. They are not dating, and so Outlander fans need to accept that.
Balfe once responded to fans’ calls for the two Outlander stars to date in real life, telling Parade in a 2018 interview:
“There’s a small vocal group that really wanted it, which is just a testament to the characters that we portray, that the love story is so inspiring and so aspirational that people just really wanted to believe in it. And that’s a nice thing. But I think things are pretty clear now that I’m engaged to someone else. Everyone gets it now.”
Sam Heughan girlfriend 2021
As expected, many fans of Outlander have huge crushes on Heughan and are always curious to know if he’s single or who he’s dating. Our answer might be boring, but unfortunately we do not know much regarding the actor’s relationship status. All signs point to him being currently single, however he could just keep that part of his life hidden from the public.
In 2018, US Weekly reported that Heughan was dating actress Amy Shiels, but considering we haven’t heard much about their potential relationship since then, we can assume they are no longer together — if they even ever were.
Considering how private Sam Heughan is about his dating life, it’s apparent he would likely rather his fans focus on his work. And if we are true fans of the actor and Outlander, we have to respect that!