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'Outlander' star Caitriona Balfe is engaged: 'I'm very happy'

The actress has been dating Tony McGill for several years.

By Annie Martin
'Outlander' star Caitriona Balfe is engaged: 'I'm very happy'
Caitriona Balfe attends the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Outlander star Caitriona Balfe is "very happy" to be engaged.

The 38-year-old Irish actress, who plays Clare Fraser on the Starz series, confirmed her engagement to Tony McGill at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.

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"It happened over the break. I'm very happy," she told People on the red carpet.

Balfe wore her engagement ring on her left hand and another diamond sparkler on her right. She was one of several stars to dress in black as a sign of solidarity with the Time's Up equality and anti-harassment campaign.

"#TimesUp @TIMESUPNOW," the star tweeted alongside a Time's Up post reading, "Why I Wear Black Today: For equity and parity across all industries. For safety among every worker in every occupation. For inclusion of all women and marginalized people."

E! News reported Balfe, who was nominated for Best Actress in a Television Series -- Drama, has been dating McGill for years. The couple were first linked in 2015 after a friend shared an Instagram video of Balfe sitting on McGill's lap.

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Outlander is based on the Outlander book series by Diana Gabaldon. The show co-stars Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser and completed a third season in December.

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