“Outlander,” the epic romantic drama series, has captivated its audience, and fans are eager to delve into the romantic history of the lead character, Jamie Fraser. As the Starz series continues with its seventh season, the delay in production due to ongoing strikes has piqued curiosity among viewers about Jamie’s marital history.
The first part of season seven, comprising eight episodes, premiered in June, but the second part’s release is expected to be postponed until next year. As fans anxiously await more Outlander, many have turned to rewatching earlier episodes of the show.
This revisiting of the series has prompted questions about how many times Jamie Fraser, portrayed by Sam Heughan, has tied the knot. Jamie Fraser may be a heartthrob, but he has, in fact, been married twice.
Jamie’s initial marriage was to Claire Beauchamp, portrayed by Caitriona Balfe. Their love story began when Claire first traversed the mystical stones, transporting her from the 20th century to 18th-century Scotland. However, their journey faced a significant hurdle at the end of the second season, when circumstances forced them apart. Claire returned to her own time, leaving Jamie behind.
The reason for this separation was Jamie’s belief that he would meet his end on the battlefield of Culloden and his desire to ensure Claire and their unborn child’s safety. Consequently, Claire spent two decades in the 1940s, raising their daughter, Brianna, with her first husband, Frank Randall, portrayed by Tobias Menzies.
Jamie, unexpectedly, survived the Battle of Culloden but struggled with his longing for his one true love, Claire. His life took a turn when he encountered Laoghaire MacKenzie’s daughters, Marsali and Joan, who were kind to him. Facing a future without Claire, Jamie made the decision to marry Laoghaire in 1764, primarily to be a father figure to the children, as he had been unable to play a paternal role for Brianna or Willie.
However, Jamie’s marriage to Laoghaire was short-lived, and Claire’s return in 1766 brought a legal declaration that their marriage was invalid, as she was still alive. Jamie’s romantic journey is an integral part of the Outlander series, with its twists and turns keeping viewers engaged and eager to learn more about the intricate relationships in this captivating historical drama.