Did Claire and Frank get divorced in Outlander?

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There are a lot of questions fans have about the world of Outlander. One of those is whether Claire and Frank got a divorce.

When Claire initially went to the past, she tried to get back to Frank. However, she then fell in love with Jamie and decided to stay in the past for him. Eventually, she had to go back to Frank for her own safety—and the safety of Brianna.

Claire spent 20 years in her own time with Frank. They raised Brianna together, with Brianna believing that Frank was her biological father the whole time.

That doesn’t mean Claire and Frank were happy, though. They made things work, but there was the topic of divorce that came up.

Claire and Frank remained married to the end on Outlander

Claire did offer Frank a divorce at one point i the 1950s. Now this is where my brain can mix the books and show together. I can’t quite remember whether she did offer him a divorce in the books, but she definitely did in the Outlander TV series.

Frank refused to take it. It was at a time when men didn’t end up with many parental rights after a divorce. One of his divorced friends barely saw his daughter after the marriage ended, and Frank didn’t want that to happen with Brianna.

It was 1968 when Frank decided it was time to end the marriage. By this point, Brianna was 18, and Frank had another plan in mind. He wanted to head back to England and take Brianna with him. Claire wouldn’t allow that to happen.

That is when Frank’s death happens. He is involved in a car accident after that. In the book, there is a heart condition. In the series, it’s just an accident. Frank doesn’t have the chance to file for divorce.

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