What Is ‘Outlander’ Star Sam Heughan’s Relationship Status? Get the Details

Anyone who has seen Outlander can attest to the sizzling on-screen chemistry between Sam Heughan and his co-star, Caitríona Balfe. But as much as we enjoy swooning over Jamie and Claire, we want to know: Does Sam Heughan have a girlfriend in real life?

The Scottish actor and producer hasn't revealed much about his love life, but in 2022, he was romantically linked to a model, who many believe is (or was) his girlfriend. Keep reading for details on his relationship status and who he’s dated in the past.

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1. What Is Sam Heughan’s Relationship Status?

The actor hasn’t confirmed if he’s dating anyone, but in 2020, he opened up about how challenging it is to balance his career with a relationship. He told Inquirer, “Certainly, relationships are hard when you’re working in Scotland ten months a year. I travel a lot and any downtime I have, I’m trying to do other projects.”

He added, “My priority has been my career, so that’s where I am at the moment. But I am sure at some point, I will get knocked off my feet, then I’m screwed.” 

In 2022, the actor avoided sharing personal details about his love life, although he did hint that he was on the market. While appearing on The Drew Barrymore Show, he said, “The job is so all-encompassing, and we spend so much time on set and at work. But I'm open to something. I'm not sure what I'm saying I'm open for, but I'm open."

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2. Who Is Sam Heughan’s Rumored Girlfriend?

In 2022, the actor was spotted with a brunette model named Monika Clarke. The duo showed PDA during what appeared to be a lunch date in New York, which, naturally, sparked dating rumors. However, Heughan never confirmed the rumors.

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3. How Did Heughan and Clarke Meet?

Hueghan and Clarke haven’t revealed how they met, but they were photographed together for the first time in March 2022. Given that Heughan is notoriously private when it comes to his dating habits, it comes as no surprise that he hasn’t discussed their history.

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4. Who Else has Heughan Dated?

Heughan has dated Into the Woods star MacKenzie Mauzy, although the length of their relationship is unknown. Rumors of their romance began in 2016, and by the following year, they were attending events together and sharing pics of each other on social media. After the couple called it quits in 2017, Mauzy went on to marry Scott Ratliff.

In 2018, outlets reported that the star was dating Twin Peaks actress Amy Shiels. Rumors surfaced after she “liked: a tweet suggesting that she and Heughan were a “beautiful couple.” And when Shiels attended the premiere of Heughan's movie, The Spy Who Dumped Me, they spent time together at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. Whether they truly dated is unclear.

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