Sam Roland Heughan is a successful Scottish producer, writer, and performer. Awards include the Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television and the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor, and he was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Jamie Fraser in the Starz drama series Outlander (2014-present).
Who Is Sam Heughan Dating?
The Outlander star was caught kissing a mysterious woman in New York City in March 2022, and that woman has now been identified. According to E! News, on March 7, 2022, Heughan, 43, was seen getting close to attractive brunette Monika Clarke at Café Select in New York City’s Soho area. They were caught on camera sharing passionate kisses, and our spies report that he even had an arm around Clarke, 32, at one point.
On Thursday, March 10, 2022, Extra asked Heughan about the kissing photos, and he responded in his typical demure, charming fashion. See his flawless deception in the following example:
It’s just me and Drew. What I mean is… It was wonderful, and we shared a bagel, too. Heughan said, referring to Drew Barrymore, “I’m still for Drew to get in contact.” He made an appearance on her talk show last year (March 9, 2022) and talked about his romantic life, albeit in the usual broad strokes he uses.
He said his bedroom was furnished with a king-size bed, massive posts, candles, furs, “firelight and soft music,” and more, but Barrymore remarked, “And not a pair of underwear in sight!” To her amusement, he said, “You should come on over!”
Since he is known to put his career before his personal life, Barrymore, 48, was curious if Heughan was still single and he responded, “I never said that, I don’t think.” We put in a lot of hours at the office and on the set because of the nature of the job. But I’m willing to give it a shot. I don’t know what it is I’m putting myself out there for, but I’m open.
Since the 2014 premiere of Outlander, viewers have been captivated by the hunky Scotsman Jamie Fraser, played by a real-life Scot. Although he shows his undying devotion to Claire (Caitriona Balfe) by bearing all (both literally and figuratively) on the show, he has a history of keeping his girlfriends under wraps in real life. And despite his undeniable attractiveness, he has never tied the knot.
But would he prefer to have a love like Jaime and Claire have (if such a thing exists)? In 2019, he told Parade, “I think there is, and I think we all aspire to it.” “Yeah, I’d like to think it’s real, and I’d like to think that one day I could have that myself,” she said.
Heughan’s other projects include the Scottish travel show Men in Kilts, the book Clanlands, and the Sassenach whiskey, tequila, and gin brands, all of which have won awards. With Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Celine Dion, he will soon be seen in the upcoming romantic comedy Love Again.
He claims that he is too busy with Outlander and his other projects to pursue romantic relationships. He told the Philippine Daily Inquirer in 2020, “Certainly, relationships are hard when you’re working in Scotland 10 months a year.” Since my career is my top priority, I am constantly on the road and using any spare time to work on other projects. Maybe someday I’ll meet the one.
He is similarly secretive about his romantic relationships. He said of his online presence, “I am quite a private person and I do choose what I like to share,” in an interview with Parade. It took some research, but we were able to identify the women who have apparently caught his eye, albeit he has only publicly admitted to one of them (and no, his co-star Balfe is not the lucky lady in question). Here is everything we know about Sam Heughan’s past relationships.
Who Is Sam Heughan’s Girlfriend, Monika Clarke?
We don’t know much about the raven-haired beauty with whom Heughan was photographed locking lips in March 2022, but we do know that neither Heughan nor Clarke has commented publicly on the images.
Clarke, who started working the camera at age 15, is supposedly represented by Wilhelmina Models. She now makes her home in New York City, though she was born in Victoria, Australia. Clarke is largely unknown, but she did tell DMARGE in October 2020 what she looks for in a spouse.
“I place a high value on humor. And a person who can see the humor in sarcasm. Also, a man who is modest and can hold his own in any conversation,” she added. “Self-assurance without haughtiness. A man who knows how to make a woman feel loved and valued.
Has Sam Heughan Dated Caitriona Balfe?
Fans of Outlander had always hoped that the on-screen chemistry would translate to their real-life relationship, but despite some teasing and mushy tweets back and forth, they insist that it has never been the case. Heughan compared their relationship to that of siblings, saying on a BBC podcast in 2020, “We’re like brother and sister now—we know each other really well as we’ve been working together for six years which is just crazy.” She’s like a sister to me; she always tells me when I’m doing something wrong.
In an interview with Parade, Balfe echoed his thoughts. I’m much more aggressive, and he helps me cool off if I’m getting too worked up about something, she says. And he may be a bit passive at times, so if I feel like he needs to speak up about anything, I’ll gently prod him. And it serves its purpose admirably.
Balfe, who recently tied the knot with music producer Tony McGill, had a lot to say to those who oppose her relationship with Heughan. “There’s a small vocal group that really wanted it,” she said to Parade.com, “which is just a testament to the characters that we portray, that the love story is so inspiring and so aspirational that people just really wanted to believe in it.” That’s really lovely, by the way. But now that I’m engaged to someone else, I think it’s apparent. Everyone has finally “gotten it.”