Outlander (Netflix): the cast thought that these two actors were a couple in real life

Actors and actresses who fell in love while playing a couple in the cinema, we know several. Zendaya and Tom Holland, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton… A good number of false rumors have also circulated about actors who would be in a relationship in real life, as their chemistry is so obvious on the screen. This is particularly what happened to Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan, the stars of Outlander.

The iconic couple in Outlander

Claire and Jamie Fraser are the it-couple of the series Outlander. To remind you the reason why we love their love story is because it was not at all obvious. The two met following a trip back in time, got married to save the young woman from the clutches of the English, when she was married to a certain Franck in another era… And above all because their alchemy is such that one almost has the impression that Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughantheir performers, are truly in love with each other.

This is also believed Caitlin O’Ryan, the one who plays the role of Lizzie from season 4. The actress therefore did not know any of the other actors before her arrival on the set, and had to quickly soak up the first three seasons of Outlander to catch up with the plots. Like many fans, she was convinced that the actors of Claire and Jamie were in a relationship. “I thought they were a real couple and I thought it was crazy that they were on this huge show and they were a real couple,” she told the Daily Express.

Are the two Outlander actors a couple?

Was Caitlin O’Ryan right to think that the two iconic Outlander actors are a couple in real life? On the one hand yes, because in reality, she is not at all the only one to have thought of it. Indeed, from the moment the Outlander series was a real success, the web seized the relationship between Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan, and many media, as well as social networks, inflated the rumors.

And on the other hand no, since the two actors are not actually a couple outside the film sets, and have never been. If the interpreter of Jamie is single, that of Claire, she has been married since 2019 to the musician Tony McGill, with whom she also had a child. However, the two actors seem to be very good friends, and never hesitate to show their affection for each other, and often post photos together on the networks.

Outlander (Netflix): the cast thought that these two actors were a couple in real life