If you’re a fan of Outlander, chances are you’re also all about Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe as a real-life couple. The on-screen love between their characters, Jaime and Claire, is passionately potent that it makes some fans, if not all, think there could be something more to the actors than just being co-stars. But is there?
While their chemistry on-screen isn’t much of a proof, many have been convinced that there might be a secret romance going on because of their playful exchanges on social media. Indeed, some of their online banter are adorable and sweet.
The latest of these cute exchanges was made on Twitter, where they talked about their lack of sleep. Heughan made the first post, tweeting “Heard on set: Zzz zzz……’FRASIER’!……zzz zzz z.” The actor tweeted more “Zzzz”s, to which Balfe replied, “I’ll see your Zzzzz and raise you ZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ????.”
Check out their conversation below:
Are Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe dating in real life? Here’s the truth!
As much as we hope that they are, Heughan and Balfe are just close friends in real life and they are happily in a relationship with someone else. The Scottish actor is currently dating American actress Mackenzie Mauzy, whom he celebrated his 37th birthday with while filming in South Africa. Balfe, on the other hand, is in a relationship with Tony McGill. He was publicly spotted as her escort in some events earlier this year.
But don’t be too discouraged. Even if Heughan and Balfe remain friends in real life, we are rest assured that they are more than that on the small screen as Jaime and Claire. And if you want to fall in love with their chemistry all over again, the stars promise there will be more steamy scenes for them in Outlander Season 3.
What happens to Jaime and Claire in Outlander Season 3?
According to the 37-year-old actress, the long awaited reunion of their characters will be very intimate but fans will have to wait.
“I think the reunion and everything that’s going to happen once Jamie and Claire see each other, I think it’s really special. Maybe [fans will] have to wait a little bit, but I don’t think the sex going to be as scarce as last season, shall we say?” she told Cosmopolitan.
Balfe also jokingly revealed during her interview that the couple will still have their usual fun despite their age. Once they reunite, Jaime and Claire most likely won’t keep their hands off each other.
“I think if anything, when Jamie and Claire get together again, their love is timeless and who they are inside is timeless. In terms of the sex, I think old people have good sex too, last I heard!”
What about Season 4?
It remains to be seen, let alone teased, what happens to our favorite couple after the show’s third run. What we do know is that Outlander Season 4 will be based on the fourth book of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series titled Drums of Autumn.
In the novel, Jaime and Claire are still together in a love that seems to defy fate and time. The couple, along with the latter’s nephew, will find themselves trying to make a living in North Carolina. However, the pair may yet again part ways as trouble brews while the American colonies are in the process of starting a revolution.
Outlander Season 3 will return on Starz this September. There is no release date attached to Outlander Season 4 so far but if the show follows the previous timeline, it should come around in the same month next year.