Sophie Alexandra Skelton is an English actress who is best known for her role as Brianna Fraser in the Starz drama series Outlander. Richard Rankin is a Scottish film, television, and theatre actor best known for the Scottish sketch show Burnistoun and Roger Mackenzie Wakefield in the Starz drama Outlander.

The characters’ complex relationships and strong friendships have become central to the plot of Outlander. The Starz series’ core cast gets along well off-screen, and they frequently post photos of themselves having fun on and offset. Brianna and Roger have a tight on-screen and off-screen connection, but are they a couple in real life?

Are Outlander Couple Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin Dating in Real-Life?

Throughout the series, Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin have been fan favorites, with their love story serving as the show’s emotional side. Brianna Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) is the daughter of Claire and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). She met Roger for the first time in season two of the program.

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The two hit it off right on, forming one of the series’ most memorable friendships. Brianna eventually returned to Boston, and Roger visited her shortly after, leading to the two establishing a relationship. From then on, the relationship isn’t easy, but the two manage to make it work, and they both return for season six of the show.

Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin are spending a quality time with each other.
Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin are just friends.
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Despite their on-screen chemistry, Skelton and Rankin are merely great friends in real life. Skelton sat down with Gold Derby to discuss the couple’s on-screen and off-screen connection. She also revealed that she has excellent relationships with everyone on the show. 

Sophie said, “I feel very fortunate that I get to work with, and one of the rare ones in the cast who, I feel has gotten to work with pretty much everyone which is great because so many characters are intertwined,” said Skelton. “It’s very difficult to actually get them all together. It’s just been really fun.”

Who are Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin’s Real Partners?

In terms of her personal life, the young actress prefers to keep things private, although she is in a relationship. Sophie is dating Jeff Gum, an American who co-starred in the film Day of the Dead: Bloodline. When the actor first uploaded a picture of them together on Instagram in January 2019, the duo became official. He has shared a lot of photos of the couple on his Instagram account over the last year. In March 2019, on Skelton’s birthday, he also posted a photo of her with the message “Happy birthday to my @sophieskelton.”

Sophie Skelton isn't married yet.
Sophie Skelton with her boyfriend, Jeff Gum.
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On the other hand, the 37-year-old actor is single and has kept his personal life out of the spotlight. When he first appeared on the BBC’s The Syndicate, there was suspicion that he was dating his co-star Cara Theobold. However, neither actor at the time acknowledged the rumors regarding their connection.

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