In Saint Augustine, Louisiana, Josie is left at the altar by her fiancé Liam to pursue fame and fortune. Eight years later, Liam is a successful country singer. While watching TV, Liam learns that Mason, one of his groomsmen from the wedding and his best friend from childhood, has been killed in a car accident. Liam returns to St. Augustine and attends Mason's funeral. Although Liam attempts to be discreet, Josie recognizes him. After Mason's burial, Josie approaches Liam and punches him in the stomach.
Liam stays with his father, Pastor Brian, although his father is bitter that Liam never kept in contact after becoming famous. Liam encounters Josie at a flower shop she owns. Liam learns that Josie has a seven-year old daughter, Billy, and that he is the father. Josie confesses that she found out she was pregnant two weeks after he left her at the altar. Although Josie tried to contact him, Liam never returned her call, and Josie decided that if Liam didn't care enough to call her back to find out what was so important, then she wasn't going to contact him again because she and Billy deserve better. He is also surprised to learn that his father also tried to tell him that Josie was pregnant with their daughter at one of his concerts seven years ago, but Liam was so absorbed in his fame that he rudely dismissed his father and didn’t listen to him.
Alex Roe as Liam Lincoln Page:
Jessica Rothe as Josie Mollee Swan:
Abby Ryder Fortson as Billy Anne Swan: Josie's 7-year-old daughter. Liam learns he is Billy's father. Billy wants to get to know Liam.
Travis Tritt as Walt
Peter Cambor as Sam, Liam's manager.
Gillian Vigman as Doris, a publicist
Judith Hoag as Dr. Whitman
Tyler Riggs as Jake Swan, Josie's older brother, B.B.B.F.F. (Big Brother Best Friend Forever). Billy's uncle.
John Benjamin Hickey as Pastor Brian Page: A widower who has not heard from his son, Liam, in eight years. Billy is his granddaughter.
Forever My Girl is a 2018 American romantic drama film written and directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf based on the novel by Heidi McLaughlin. It follows a country musician (Alex Roe) who sets out to win over the girl he left at the altar eight years before (Jessica Rothe). Abby Ryder Fortson, Travis Tritt, and John Benjamin Hickey also star.
The film was released in the United States on January 19, 2018. It received negative reviews from critics, who denounced the writing and chemistry between the actors, and compared it negatively to Nicholas Sparks films. However, audience reception was more positive, and the film was a modest box office success grossing $16 million on a $3.5 million budget.