‘Welcome to Plathville’: Plath Family Connected to The Duggars?

Welcome to Plathville stars, the Plath family, seem to have a connection to the Duggars and the show 19 Kids and Counting. And fans aren’t really surprised to hear it.

Welcome to Plathville: Plath & Duggar Families Share Values

It’s no surprise to TLC fans that the Welcome to Plathville family may have a connection to the Duggars. The Plaths are a very religious family and so are the Duggars.  Barry and Kim Plath had nine children, which may be less than the Duggars’ nineteen kids, but is still a large number these days. The two families also live a similar lifestyle, even beyond their religious beliefs.

The Welcome to Plathville parents raised their kids on a rural farm in Georgia. They restricted the children’s access to technology and didn’t allow them to watch TV. The 19 Kids and Counting parents also greatly limited their technology use and didn’t allow TV viewing. Both families also have been reported as part of a religious group called “Quiverfull.”

Welcome to Plathville: Family Dinner

Do the Plaths Know the Duggars?

None of the members of the Plath family have stated that they have a direct connection to the Duggars. However, one of the Welcome to Plathville daughters does have some mutual friends. Anna Duggar is married to the eldest Duggar son, Joshua. Her younger brother, Nathan Keller is engaged to Nurie Rodrigues. And the Rodrigues family was present at Hosanna Plath’s wedding. In fact, Nurie was one of Hosanna Plath’s bridesmaids. So, while it’s not a direct connection, it seems they do run in the same circles.

Fans of Welcome to Plathville speculated that the families may actually know each other. But that neither family is ready to announce it in public at this time. Either way, the connection is not far off. And viewers thought it would be fun if the two shows had some sort of crossover episode. But, since Joshua Duggar had multiple scandals associated with him over the past few years, it’s unlikely that TLC would start their show back up again.

Welcome to Plathville: Hosanna Plath - Moriah Plath - Lydia Plath - Nurie Rodrigues

Welcome to Plathville: Will TLC Renew the Show?

After season two of Welcome to Plathville ended, viewers were already asking for a third season. But, so far, the network hasn’t announced anything. Fans fell in love with the nine Plath siblings. And hope to be able to see what they’ve been up to since the last episode aired. Especially since Ethan Plath had a blowout confrontation with his dad, Barry Plath, right at the end. And Ethan and Olivia Plath seemed to be working through some struggles in their marriage.

Viewers also loved watching Micah and Moriah Plath gain their independence from their Welcome to Plathville parents. And want to know if the next oldest, Lydia Plath, will also make a break from the home. Micah Plath let it slip that he is working on another season. But his followers couldn’t figure out if he meant he was trying to get another season to happen, or if he was actually filming the third season. And Micah didn’t clarify. So, for now, supporters remain hopeful that the Plath family will return to TLC.

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