Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan pose for photos together while attending the Starz Pre-Golden Globe Celebration on Friday (January 8) at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywod, Calif.
The Outlander co-stars were joined by fellow castmate Lotte Verbeek at the event. Earlier in the day, they were joined by series creator Diana Gabaldon at a panel at the 2016 Winter TCA Tour.
The series is nominated at the Golden Globes for Best Television Series – Drama and Caitriona is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama.
Sam and Caitriona were interviewed together that day and shot down rumors that they’re a real-life couple.
“We’re not together,” Caitriona told E! News. “It’s funny. We’ve always said from the get go that we’re incredibly great friends. And to have that friendship and that closeness and to be able to get along as we do on set, it’s great that we’re able to get along that well. We’re not together. I’m sorry to break people’s hearts. They like to try to maybe replicate the Claire and Jamie story. But I think it would be difficult for us to work together and be together.”
“No, I think it’s strange, isn’t it?” Sam said about their fans’ hope that they’ll date in real life. “Because I think people buy into the show and us saying it’s not real, they feel like they’ve been duped. It’s like, ‘You acted it. You lied to us!’ And I’m like, ‘Well, sorry!’”
FYI: Caitriona is wearing a Rosetta Getty tuxedo jumpsuit and Tabitha Simmons shoes at the party. She is wearing a Proenza Schouler dress and Bally shoes at the panel. Sam is wearing True Religion jeans and Cesare Paciotti boots at the party.