Watkins is a 2006 graduate of Scott City High School, and a 2009 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She expects to receive a juris doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Law in May 2012.
Meystedt is a 2005 graduate of Jackson High School. He is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in business administration-accounting from Columbia College.
A June 4, 2011, wedding is planned at First Baptist Church in Jackson.