Ethan and Olivia Plath
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Are Ethan and Olivia Still Together on 'Welcome to Plathville'?

Chrissy Bobic - Author

Jun. 15 2022, Updated 2:27 p.m. ET

There are some things the Plath family on Welcome to Plathville just doesn't agree with. Like public school and sugar, for starters. But when it comes to relationships, divorce is likely also out of the question. So when Ethan and Olivia Plath's marriage hit a few bumps, it led some fans to wonder where they stand now.

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The Plaths are similar to the Duggars of 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On fame in that they are a big family that lives by their own set of rules and religious convictions. Ethan was one of the first to break from the mold and, while he seems less than eager to be considered a rebel, that’s how he appears in the grand scheme of things. Maybe divorce isn't a total no-no for him specifically.

Ethan and Olivia Plath
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But are Ethan and Olivia from 'Welcome to Plathville' still together?

One of the biggest issues in Olivia and Ethan's marriage is his family. During Season 1 of Welcome to Plathville, Ethan's parents grew increasingly wary of the influence Ethan and Olivia might have on their other children if they spent time with the couple unsupervised. This led to more trouble with Olivia's relationship with Ethan's mom, Kim Plath. Ultimately, the finale of Season 2 saw Ethan and Olivia cut off contact with Kim and Barry. They made the decision to focus on their marriage rather than trying to change Kim and Barry's behavior.

While things seemed as though they were looking up by the end of Season 2, they took a turn as Season 3 progressed. Olivia has expressed an interest in moving to Tallahassee, Fla. in order to live in a less rural environment, whereas Ethan isn't convinced moving is the right decision.

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Throughout the first few episodes of the season, Olivia could be seen packing up for a move and checking out places to rent in Florida, while Ethan seemed to want to stay put in Georgia. While their on-camera disagreements often centered around whether they should move out of Cairo, Ga. (where Ethan has spent his entire life up to this point), it became clear that there were deeper issues that needed addressing in order for the two of them to move forward in their marriage.

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Episode 6 of the show's third season ended with an announcement that the couple had chosen to separate, and that Olivia had decided to stay with a friend. "Deciding to move out was the hardest decision I've ever had to make in my relationship with Ethan," Olivia said about the separation. "I wanted Ethan to be able to make his own decisions and choices, and sometimes I'm really afraid that Ethan goes along with what I say just because he doesn't want to make me upset, but that's not good for him either."

Although Olivia left the house she and Ethan lived in together, she didn't move far away. She chose to stay somewhere nearby because she still wanted to make her relationship with Ethan work. By the end of Season 3, Ethan and Olivia had reunited and were in the process of moving to Tampa, Fla.

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Season 4 of Welcome to Plathville so far has shown how Ethan and Olivia continue to work on their marriage and communication. However, things took a bit of a turn when Ethan revealed he had purchased another car while they were broken up — and had purposefully kept it a secret from his wife for eight months. Olivia was deeply upset about the lie by omission, and she questioned if it was yet another example of Ethan using his car hobby as a way of escaping from their relationship.

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Ethan and Olivia Plath are still together and working on their marriage.

Judging by Olivia's posts on Instagram, it appears as though she is still very much involved in Ethan's life (as well as Micah's and Moriah's).

In June 2022, Olivia posted a carousel of photos via Instagram, writing, "Getting to know our new neighborhood and feeling lucky to call Paris home for the next month✨🇫🇷If you could try living in a new city for a few months, where would you go and why?" The photos featured her and Ethan exploring various places in Paris, seemingly a happy couple.

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In 2021, her posts featuring Ethan were more sparse, but certainly not nonexistent. She shared a picture wishing him a happy birthday in May of 2021 and wrote, "We’ve been through some thick and some thin, and here’s to whatever the future holds for us. May we both continue to grow, learn and laugh. I love you!" Ethan has also shared some photos of himself with Olivia on his own Instagram account.

Obviously, we don't know everything about Ethan and Olivia's personal life, but it certainly seems as though they're both dedicated to working on their marriage. We wish them the best and hope they find the best arrangement for everyone involved. In the meantime, we'll definitely keep watching them on the show.

Watch Welcome to Plathville on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST on TLC.

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