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Ethan Plath's Relationship With His Parents Is Still Rocky

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Aug. 17 2021, Published 5:03 p.m. ET

The first two seasons of Welcome to Plathville focused on Ethan Plath and his unsteady relationship with his parents, Kim and Barry Plath. They also showed how Ethan's younger sister, Moriah Plath, saw him as an example of how to break away from their family's strict religious views, which have prevented all nine Plath siblings from experiencing more worldly things, like sugar, mainstream music, and spaghetti straps.

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Moriah managed to pave her own path and build an even stronger relationship with Ethan and his wife, Olivia Plath. But because Season 3 deals with Ethan and their parents' dynamic again, viewers wonder where they stand now.

If Ethan is still going strong with his wife, whom his parents disapprove of, then things probably aren't great with Kim and Barry.

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Does Ethan talk to his parents on 'Welcome to Plathville'?

At the end of Season 2 of Welcome to Plathville, Ethan had a showdown with his parents. He met on their property to talk about their treatment of Olivia. He told them how he felt about their disrespect toward only him, but his wife.

And he made it clear that he wanted nothing to do with them. Ethan's younger siblings who still live at home witnessed the animosity between Ethan and their parents all season.

According to Olivia, things haven't gotten better. In December 2020, she spoke with People about where Ethan and his parents stand. She noted the incident in Season 2 when Ethan and his parents had a verbal altercation.

At the time of the interview, Olivia shared that Ethan hadn't made up with them. Olivia said that Kim and Barry hadn't made much of an effort to reconcile, either.

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"When Ethan went no-contact, his parents basically said, 'Alright, we're totally fine with that' and haven't made any effort to reconcile," Olivia said. "It was the healthiest and best thing for us when Ethan decided that, and just focusing on us, focusing on moving and growing was best for us."

Judging by Instagram, it doesn't look like things have changed between Ethan and his parents. Although he doesn't share posts often, there aren't any photos with his underage siblings, Kim, or Barry.

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Moriah and Micah Plath still talk to their parents.

Two of Ethan's younger siblings, Moriah and Micah Plath, have their own issues with Kim and Barry. While Micah hasn't totally cut ties with the parents, Moriah struck out on her own in Season 1 of Welcome to Plathville in an effort to find herself.

Micah, who's 20, and Moriah, who is now 18, moved out of their parents' house and into a place together.

Because Moriah and Micah are still so close to their younger siblings, though, they haven't completely cut ties with Kim and Barry. They still want to have their own lives out in the real world and away from their parents' oppressive rules, but don't want to totally cut contact with their mom and dad.

How their decision to keep in touch with Kim and Barry affects Moriah and Micah's relationship with Ethan and Olivia remains to be seen.

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

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