Caitriona Balfe & Sam Heughan: Why The 'Outlander' Couple Shouldn’t Bring Romance Off Screen

Caitriona Balfe & Sam Heughan: Why The 'Outlander' Couple Shouldn’t Bring Romance Off Screen
Despite their confirmation that they are only good friends, "Outlander" couple Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan cannot get away with rumors that they are dating in real life. Photo : EntertainmentTonight/YouTube

In any film or tv show, romance plays a crucial genre even on its littlest details. To say that all love teams on screen are easily converted to real life affairs is a tad false.

An exception to the trend is “Outlander’s” Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan. Their roles as Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser epitomize a love that battled all odds from a bloody world war to complicated relationships. Theirs is a chemistry that is beyond perfect. Both stars display the physical beauty and classic elegance. Not to forget their superb acting skills that earned them prestigious nominations and awards.

Why then should this amazing couple of Ronald D. Moore not take the risks of getting together as romantic partners in reality?

As featured in an article, it noted that Balfe and Heughan are only friends and the affirmation came directly from the lovely duo.

“It’s a compliment, we work hard to achieve that chemistry. We are good friends and we have a similar view on life. He is definitely more in shape of me: if I had one gram of the will he has to go to the gym, I’d be the happiest woman on earth. What really bothers me is when people claim we are together. It’s not true,” the stunning model Caitriona denied the allegations that she and Sam are exclusively dating.

In a separate interview, the Scottish actor validated Caitriona’s statements.

“It saddens me a bit but I guess that means we’ve done a good job. I don’t know. It’s a strange one. I’m still coming to terms with what it’s like to have people follow your personal life as well as your public life. It gets amusing. But she’s just wonderful. We’re very good friends,” Sam said.

But when asked by Vanity Fair to describe filming the third installment of the hit historical series without Caitriona, Sam’s response couldn’t be less thrilling and adorable. Any supporter of the two would jump on a conclusion that they are really sharing a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship (if that’s the appropriate term for them).

“Honestly, it’s like having a death in the family. Well, I don’t know, I mean, it’s just like a different show. It’s hard to separate yourself from the character. Jamie’s present, living in his world, and Claire’s present and living in her world, and they both believe the other is dead. It’s always hard when we’re apart, actually, because she’s a great person, great to come to work with, and a very good actress. But I think it all adds to the reunion—if there’s a reunion, or when there’s a reunion—well you know there’s one in the books. It should be very special.

Statements like these gave the press and their fans the reason to speculate that they are having a private affair. Even their intimate scenes in the previous season of the show are greatly missed by who?

Caitriona and Sam.

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