‘Welcome to Plathville’: Moriah Plath Shocked by Barry’s Gym Visit

Welcome to Plathville dad Barry Plath and son Isaac showed up at the gym to surprise Moriah Plath during her yoga class. Moriah hadn’t seen her dad or brother in a couple weeks, since she confronted her parents about her upbringing. And she felt shocked to see him at her work.

Welcome to Plathville: Moriah Plath Confronts Parents

Barry and Kim Plath raised their nine children on a rural farm in Georgia. And they sheltered their children from outside influences. Welcome to Plathville mom Kim Plath home schooled the kids.
So they really only had their siblings as friends. And the parents restricted their access to internet, TV, and radio. Which effectively kept the family secluded and uninformed about the real world. The Plath’s even restricted their kids’ diets, with no sugar allowed.

Viewers watched at the beginning of the second season of Welcome to Plathville as Moriah Plath and her brother Micah confronted Kim and Barry Plath about this. The siblings said they felt like their parents didn’t prepare them for the world. And that their parents should have given them a more balanced education. Moriah Plath felt that her maturity and growth was behind other kids her age. And that it was because of the way she was raised. And that her social interactions and relationships also suffered because of it.

Welcome to Plathville: Moriah Plath

Moriah Surprised at Work by Father Barry Plath

This confrontation came after Micah and Moriah Plath moved out of the Welcome to Plathville household. The two chafed at the strict rules the Plath parents had put into place for them. And Moriah wanted to have more life experiences. So, Moriah Plath went to Minnesota over the summer to stay with her grandparents. While she was there, Moriah learned yoga and fell in love with it. After she and Micah rented their own house, Moriah worked at a gym as a yoga instructor to support herself.

Recently, Barry Plath and Isaac showed up at the gym where Moriah worked. Then, they went into her class and waved their arms in the back to get her attention. Barry Plath even called out Moriah’s name to say hi. Moriah was shocked and didn’t know how to feel. She continued on teaching the class as her Welcome to Plathville family pretended to do the moves in the back. Then, Barry and Isaac yelled goodbye and left the room.

Welcome to Plathville: Barry Plath

Welcome to Plathville: Show of Support or Something Else?

Barry Plath claimed that Moriah and Micah’s visit had made him and Welcome to Plathville wife Kim think about the situation. And that they realized they needed to support their kids better. So, Barry thought surprising Moriah at her job would show that they supported her and her choice of work. He said that it’s not what they wanted for Moriah Plath. But that they were proud of her for making her own way and of her hard work.

But Moriah Plath wasn’t convinced. The Welcome to Plathville star said she felt awkward when they interrupted her class. Since she hadn’t seen her family in a couple weeks, she said she had mixed emotions. The last conversation the family had was the confrontation. So things were still strained. But, even though she said Barry disrupted her yoga instruction, Moriah Plath did admit that her dad might have been trying to show his support. Will the family be able to reconcile their differences to have a relationship again?

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