Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe play the lead roles in Starz' popular romantic series, "Outlander," playing the role of Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall. What started as a series adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's novel became a big hit among viewers which fueled the fire for the series to go on up to season 3.

Playing the role of lovers have long sparked speculations that the lead stars of "Outlander" Season 3. The series required the lead stars to act out intimate scenes, and the chemistry on-screen was very palpable and convincing enough to make the fans speculate that the actors are dating in real life.

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe dating news were not really on a smooth sailing ship, as talks about a third party and cheating issues were also linked to the "Outlander" Season 3 stars. In fact, there were even reports that the 37-year old actor is in a relationship with MacKenzie Mauzy, whom he took to an Oscars kick-off party a few months back. That said, what is the real deal between the "A Princess For Christmas" actor and the "Money Monster" actress?

No real feelings involved, relationship purely professional?

While Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe dating news continue to circulate on social media, sources close to the couple reveal that the two are just friends and maintain a professional relationship.

However, it is quite understandable how fans are still hoping for the ship to sail because of how good they look onscreen together.

"Outlander" Season 3 spoilers reveal that more intimate and romantic scenes are awaiting Jamie and Claire, which would mean that the lead actors would have to be more touchy and physically close with each other once again.

Fans are still hoping that the onscreen lovers would become an official couple, considering that the latter is reportedly single and the former is reportedly in an unstable relationship with MacKenzie Mauzy.

Kissing and holding hands on set - practicing for their roles or becoming a real couple?

Another round of news that spiraled Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe dating news revealed that the lead actors of Starz' favorite series were spotted holding hands and kissing off-cam.

However, fans must take the said reports with a grain of salt because no evidentiary photos have been revealed as of writing.

Nevertheless, the fans are waiting for paparazzi photos to be revealed soon. Insiders of "Outlander" Season 3 have remained mum as well, but it's only a matter of time until leaked off-cam photos of the romantically-linked stars will be revealed.