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Robert "Bobby" Alan Ballinger, Jr. (born February 5, 1994) is the only child of Robert Ballinger, Sr. and Shelby Behn.

He is the half-brother of Lydia Ballinger, Asa Ballinger, Shiloh Ballinger, Titus Ballinger, Amelia Ballinger, Phoebe Ballinger, and Polly Ballinger.

He is the husband of Meagan Ballinger and the father of their three children, Harper, Marlie, and Robert.

Early life

Robert "Bobby" Alan Ballinger, Jr. was born on February 5, 1994, to Robert Ballinger, Sr. and Shelby Behn. He was the couple's only child.

On May 23, 1998, his father married Jessica Thomas. His father and step-mother went on to have seven children.

Along with his half-siblings, Bobby was homeschooled growing up.

Personal life


Bobby got engaged to Meagan Forsyth in July 2015.


Bobby married Meagan Elizabeth Forsyth on November 14, 2015, at Grace Baptist Church in Rogers, Arkansas.


The couple has three children.

Their first child, daughter Harper Lynn, was born on March 28, 2017.

Their second child, daughter Marlie Denise, was born on September 9, 2018.

Their third child, son Robert "Bear" Alan III, was born on July 9, 2020.


Real Estate

On October 10, 2013, Bobby became a real estate agent for United Country Little Switzerland Realty, Inc. in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He left this job in 2015.

On May 29, 2020, Bobby began working at Red Oak Homes NWA.


On August 13, 2013, Bobby was elected Chairman of the Young Republicans of Carroll County. He served in this position until December 31, 2014.

On January 5, 2015, Bobby began working as a field representative for US Representative Bruce Westerman at the US Congress in Washington, DC. He left this job on April 30, 2020.

Family Camp

Bobby works at his wife's family's business, Fort Rock Family Camp, in Combs, Arkansas.


On September 25, 2020, Bobby started his own construction and renovation company, Ballinger Building Company, in Combs, Arkansas. He is the President and CEO.


Bobby has appeared on the TLC show Counting On as the brother-in-law of Austin Forsyth and Joy-Anna Duggar.

Wedding involvement

Bobby was the best man at his brother-in-law Austin's wedding to Joy-Anna Duggar.