Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe Split: 'Outlander' Season 3 Stars Maintain Relationship Is Only Platonic
"Outlander" Season 3 is famous for its interesting plot about time travel but there's also another interesting thing about the series - the rumored love story of its lead actors, Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe. It appears that the two "Outlander" lead stars are playing their characters all too well that the fans are already thinking that they are in a real relationship.
However, while the fans of "Outlander" Season 3 are already shipping Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe's relationship in the real world, reports that the former is dating another celebrity have made its round on the internet. According to Just Jared, Heughan made his first public appearance with rumored girlfriend, MacKenzie Mauzy in an Oscar weekend kick-off party last Feb.
The alleged revelation of Heughan's girlfriend had "Outlander" Season 3 fans reeling with disappointment upon knowing that their favorite on-screen couple is not a couple in real life after all. The surfacing of the Scottish actor's alleged girlfriend had fans wondering if Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe's relationship was interrupted by MacKenzie Mauzy's presence.
According to reports, Mauzy and Heughan were long time friends and Balfe was aware of the said friendship. This has led fans to wonder if Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe's closeness was only pure friendship as well. Fans were really expecting something more than friendship most likely because of the very intense and romantic scenes that Heughan and Balfe had on "Outlander" Season 3.
Amid the Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe relationship controversy, the "Outlander" Season 3 stars are busy promoting their TV series and hopping from one interview to another. In one specific interview, Balfe and Heughan revealed a dramatic scene that never came to reality. According to Vulture, the said scene was supposed to have Claire, played by Balfe, being attacked by a pack of wolves. It was canceled because prior to that scene, fellow actor Tim McInnerny was actually attacked by dogs instead of simple simulation.