Welcome to Plathville stars Ethan Plath and Olivia Plath (his wife) recently cleared the air on all the rumors circulating about the hit reality show. From Ethan’s upbringing and relationship with his parents to the challenges that Olivia faced, the pair spilled it all. Plus, the couple addressed viewers concern about their marriage.
Welcome to Plathville: Opening Up – Ethan Plath Talks about His Family
Everyone who has watched Welcome to Plathville knows that the nine Plath children had a unique childhood. Kim and Barry Plath raised their kids in a sheltered lifestyle. The parents restricted the use of technology, such as TV, radio, cellphones, and internet. Kim Plath also home schooled the family. From the show, viewers were led to believe that the kids got a good education. But Ethan Plath said that none of the older siblings have a high school diploma. Or even know enough to pass the test to get a GED.
And, Ethan said that his Welcome to Plathville parents made them pay for all their own stuff, including their clothes. When asked if his parents helped out any of the kids who had moved out, Ethan said definitely not. Even when Ethan, Micah, and Moriah Plath all lived at home, they paid for their cars, insurance, and anything else they needed. Then, Ethan said that Kim Plath charged him to take a letter to the post office when he lived there and didn’t have his own vehicle yet.
Ethan Plath also revealed that the Welcome to Plathville kids were never taken to a hospital. And that one of his sister’s ingested some berries when she was five years old and got sick. His sister’s hair fell out and it took months for her to get better. But the Plath’s never took her to the hospital or even to see a doctor. And Olivia said that Kim never seemed to act affectionate or loving towards the kids. At least not that Olivia Plath ever witnessed.
Olivia Plath’s Business Hurt by the Show?
Viewers of Welcome to Plathville watched Olivia Plath as she tried to patch the conflict with Ethan’s family. But, many thought that Ethan Plath went from one controlling woman, his mom Kim Plath, to another, his wife Olivia. Fans thought Olivia Plath took Ethan away from his family. And that she caused a lot of the conflict. Even though Olivia helped Ethan to gain his independence and learn how to cope in the real world, many fans felt that Olivia Plath was the real villain of the reality show.
And after the original season ended, some fans went out of their way to make their opinions known. Olivia Plath said that she had clients complain that fans of Welcome to Plathville contacted them to talk trash about Olivia. Or just to ask if people really paid photographers to fly out and do a wedding photo shoot. These people believed that Olivia Plath lied on the show about her job and career. Olivia said that she refunded some clients because of these calls. The clients cancelled her, since they didn’t want to be involved in drama.
Between that and the pandemic, Olivia’s business dropped. She struggled to make enough to stay afloat. Fortunately, Ethan’s work survived the pandemic, so they had his steady income. But Welcome to Plathville‘s Olivia Plath had to work hard to rebuild her photography business. Now, Olivia Plath said that things are getting back to normal and she’s been able to work again. Luckily, Olivia’s business is now stable again.
Welcome to Plathville: Rumors of Divorce for Ethan Plath Squashed?
After the first season of Welcome to Plathville aired, viewers wondered if Ethan Plath and wife Olivia’s relationship would last. Both had parents that raised them in a strict, religious environment. The beginning of Olivia and Ethan’s relationship began with written letters. And the couple had barely kissed before they were wed. Olivia Plath admitted that the pair rushed into marriage, just to get out from under the Plath parents’ watchful eyes. And that if there hadn’t been that pressure, they would have spent more time dating and getting to know each other first.
On top of that, Barry and Kim Plath continued to drive a wedge between Ethan and Olivia. They felt Olivia Plath was a bad influence on Ethan’s younger siblings. And they restricted the pair’s contact with the kids, unless they were home to supervise. Olivia felt that their behavior towards her was unwelcoming. And she felt hurt when Ethan didn’t step in to defend her from the Welcome to Plathville parents.
But, on a recent podcast of The Sarah Frasure Show, the couple denied any chance of divorce. Ethan Plath said they he was hurt that fans thought that Olivia would outgrow him. And that they worked hard on their marriage and on growing together. Olivia also admitted that the couple went to marriage counseling. And that that has helped them tremendously. Now, the duo planned to move out of Cairo, to give them space to work out their marriage. Will the Welcome to Plathville couple be able to work out their differences and survive Ethan’s family?
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