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Meagan Elizabeth Ballinger (née Forsyth) (born September 28, 1991) is the first child and only daughter of Terry Forsyth and Roxanne Forsyth.

She is the sister of Austin Forsyth. She is the half-sister of Brandon Forsyth and Rachael Tunstill.

She is the wife of Bobby Ballinger and the mother of their three children, Harper, Marlie, and Robert.

Early life

Meagan Elizabeth Forsyth was born on September 28, 1991, in Texas, to Terry Forsyth and Roxanne Forsyth. She was the couple's first child, and they went on to have one more after her.

When she was a young child, her parents opened Fort Rock Family Camp. Along with her brother, Meagan was homeschooled growing up, and often helped her parents out around the camp. As children/teens, Meagan and her brother were not allowed to close their bedroom doors, except to change clothes.

Personal life


Meagan got engaged to Bobby Ballinger in July 2015.


Meagan married Robert "Bobby" Alan Ballinger, Jr. 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.


Family Camp

Meagan works at her family's business, Fort Rock Family Camp, in Combs, Arkansas.


On June 6, 2009, Country Music Television aired an episode of the reality TV show World's Strictest Parents featuring Meagan's family, entitled "Forsyth Family". In the episode, two "unruly" teenagers, 15-year-old Arielle and 17-year-old Tyler, were sent to live with the Forsyth family for a week to help them "straighten up". In the episode, the two teenagers were expected to work alongside Meagan and Austin in a variety of tasks, including yardwork and household chores. They were also expected to go to White River Baptist Church with the family, an issue that Tyler argued strongly against on the grounds that he was Jewish. Both teens spoke of the Sunday School class they were forced to attend, stating that they were taught that dating lead to divorce.

Meagan has appeared on the TLC show Counting On as the sister-in-law of Joy-Anna Duggar.

Wedding involvement

Meagan was a bridesmaid at her brother Austin's wedding to Joy-Anna Duggar.