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Michelle Alaine Barger (neé Seewald) (born February 15, 2002) is the fourth child and third daughter of Michael Seewald and Guinn Seewald.

She is the sister of Ben Seewald, Jessica Coates, Danielle Seewald, Ethan Seewald, Faith Seewald, and Thomas Seewald.

She is the wife of Elijah Barger.

Early life

Michelle Alaine Seewald was born on February 15, 2002, in Arkansas, to Michael Seewald and Guinn Seewald. She was the couple's fourth child, and they went on to have three more children after her.

Along with her siblings, Michelle was homeschooled growing up.

Personal life

Relationship with Elijah

On September 15, 2019, Michelle officially began dating Elijah Barger.


On February 23, 2020, Michelle got engaged to Elijah Barger at The Old Mill at T.R. Pugh Memorial Park in North Little Rock, Arkansas.


On October 10, 2020, Michelle married Elijah Nicholas Barger in Conway, Arkansas.


Fast food

From April 16, 2018 to November 24, 2021, Michelle worked at Chick-fil-A in Little Rock, Arkansas.


In January 2022, Michelle began working as a Licensed Insurance Sales Agent at Globe Life Liberty National Division Everett & Associates in Little Rock, Arkansas.


Michelle appeared on the TLC shows 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On as the sister-in-law of Jessa Duggar.

Wedding involvement

Michelle was a bridesmaid at her brother Ben's wedding to Jessa Duggar on November 1, 2014.

She was a bridesmaid at her sister Jessica's wedding to Phillips Lester on May 18, 2019.