Since Plathville, welcome The Plath family has had their fair share of ups, downs since the original premiere.
Kim Plathand the estranged husband Barry Plath — who announced their separation in June 2022 — rose to fame in November 2019 when Plathville, welcome TLC premiered the series. The docuseries chronicles Kim and Barry’s life in rural Georgia with their large brood of children Ethan, Hosanna, Micah, Moriah, Lydia, Isaac, Amber, Cassia and Mercy. (Hosanna and her husband. Timothy Noble(The reality TV show has not featured a single member of their family,. The Plaths — who used to have their own family band — live remotely with strict rules, which include no TV viewing or drinking soda.
While the family had a tight bond for years, things hit a snag leading up to Ethan’s 2018 nuptials to Olivia Plath (née Meggs) when the bride-to-be notably clashed with Kim.
“When we were dating, I knew that I was being controlled in what we were allowed to do, what we’re allowed to say,” the photographer recalled to Us Weekly in August 2021. “I remember the night that it clicked for me was the night we got engaged. We enter the door. [Kim]She waited for us and grabbed my hand, looking at the ring. And the first thing she said was, ‘Oh, I want to trade rings with you.’ And I was like, ‘OK, that’s really weird.’”
Ethan, on the other hand, supported Olivia. Use In 2021, his mom seemed to believe that their wedding was all for her. “It just wasn’t quite right,” he admitted. “Then coming back from that, after our honeymoon and all that stuff, it’s kind of, like, trying to discuss it and sort it out and then it didn’t go well.”
Ethan and Olivia, who also experienced ups and downs in marriage, are still at odds with his famous family.
“Three years later [I have] better boundaries and more growth,” Olivia told Us September 2021 – She was still thinking about her feuding with her mother-in law. “I have to give myself grace for [realizing] that. But there [were] definitely some of those [moments that] were just really awkward.”
She added: “We were still floundering trying to figure out how to set boundaries and finding that line between ‘always respect your parents’ and ‘we’re not being respected, we’re being walked on.’ So, I think, like, us looking back and changing is just coming from a place of growth.”
The married couple have since made amends with Ethan’s siblings, promising not to be torn apart by any lingering drama.
“We as a family have decided to not be divided anymore,” an August 2022 statement shared via Moriah’s Instagram account read. “There is a lot more to the story than what you all have seen on the show. We understand that this is a TV series and that we cannot control how it is edited. However, we are a family that loves and respects each other. … That being said, we as a family are not going to sit back and watch as our family is driven apart.”
Scroll below to revisit the Plaths’ ups and downs through the years: