It’s a Plath world! Welcome to Plathville presented to the viewers barry and Kim Plath and their nine children when the reality show premiered on TLC in November 2019.
According to the series description, the couple’s children are – ethane, Hosanna, Micah, Moriah, Lydia, isaac, Amber, Cassia and Merciful — “Never had a lemonade, don’t know who Spider-Man or Tom Brady and have never watched TV.” They live remotely in rural Georgia with their parents, who follow their own rules. However, things between the relatives began to change as the children grew up and began exploring paths that were once forbidden.
Moriah, for example, moved out of her parents’ house and pursued a romance with her Max Kalschmidt. (They split in fall 2021).
“When it comes to relationships, if they live in our household, we’re going to have a say in where they go and what they do,” Kim explained during an August 2021 episode. “I mean, traditionally we’d rather learn from other families with kids of a similar age, and if there’s a family that we all kind of like and get along with, and there’s interest from one of us and one of them, then we kind of go from there.”
Despite the fact that Moriah is “doing her own thing” in her search for love, the matriarch insisted that she and Barry are “happy” for her. Moriah, meanwhile, believed her behavior was “a good example for my siblings, that they do what they want.”
However, not every family member is ready to share their life with the world. Moriah exclusively explained this Us weekly in August 2021 why Hosanna is not on the show.
“She got married when she was young and moved away with her husband and started her life somewhere else,” Moriah said. “And she didn’t want to be on the show, and we were all kind of like, like, yeah, I mean, it’s her life. … Sometimes we keep in touch to a degree, but it’s also like she’s across the country and it would just be an annoyance and she doesn’t want to be on the show.
The family has also documented their struggles throughout the show, including Barry and Kim’s feud with Ethan’s wife. Olivia Plath. The photographer explained in an Instagram Q&A in August 2021 that the couple are “much happier” after distancing themselves from their parents.
“The show has brought so many people, experiences, growing opportunities, self-reflection and fun times into my life,” Olivia wrote. “The show wasn’t toxic to me. The only toxic thing was that because of the show, we had to continue a relationship with my in-laws that we didn’t want. So we decided to do what is best for us and [cut] Contact.”
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