Moriah and Ethan Plath's Relationship Has Gone South — Details

Moriah and Ethan Plath are the oldest children on TLC's 'Welcome To Plathville.' They had a close relationship, but are involved in a messy conflict.

D.M. - Author

Sep. 19 2023, Published 9:11 p.m. ET

The Gist:

  • Ethan and Moriah were always the closest of the Plath children.
  • Moriah used to lived with Ethan and his wife, Olivia.
  • Moriah has since moved and cut off contact with her brother.
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The drama between the stars of Welcome to Plathville has been plentiful and fans can't get enough of it. The hit TLC show follows Kim and Barry Plath, a since-divorced couple living in southeastern Georgia. The two share nine children — Moriah, Ethan, Hosanna, Micah, Lydia, Isaac, Amber, Cassia, and Mercy — but split after 24 years of marriage. Throughout their run on television, which began in 2019, the Plath family has been constantly at odds, which caused their relationships to deteriorate.

Ethan may have a fragile relationship with his parents, but he appeared to have a close bond with his younger sister, Moriah. However, things appear to have taken a turn and fans are wondering where Ethan and Moriah’s relationship stands now.

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Moriah and Ethan's relationship has been strained.

Ethan and Moriah are the oldest of the Plath children and have been close their entire lives. In Season 4 of Welcome to Plathville, Moriah left her family’s home and moved to Tampa with Ethan and Olivia. After moving, Moriah’s relationship with her boyfriend, Max Kallschmidt, ended and she took the split hard. Ethan told People, “She was going through a tough time,” but that he was emotionally and financially supporting his sister during the rut. However, things have since changed.

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Moriah has since moved out of the home she shared with Ethan, and his wife, and her brother Nathan Meggs. Ethan explained that he was blindsided by Moriah’s actions, as she left without warning him. “Something happens that she doesn’t like [and she] packs up all her stuff,” Ethan exclaimed. “That does feel a little bit theatrical if you will.” Ethan admitted that he was “very frustrated” with Moriah but was open to having a conversation with his sister.

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Ethan has been at odds with his parents over the years.

Ethan, the eldest of the bunch, was previously involved in a bitter feud with Kim and Barry centered around Ethan’s refusal to conform to his parents’ religious beliefs. He married Olivia Plath in 2018 and has since been on a path of discovery. Ethan largely rejects his Christian Fundamentalist upbringing, and Olivia has helped him through his transition, to Kim’s disapproval. The matriarch has openly expressed her hatred for Olivia, which has put a strain on her relationship with her son.

Moriah also has beef with Ethan’s wife, Olivia.

In addition to her sullied relationship with Ethan, Moriah is also upset with Olivia. During the Season 5 trailer, the eldest of the Plath daughters suggests that Olivia made up the story about Kim using Ethan’s credit card illegally. “She was using a made-up story to validate her big emotions,” Moriah said of Olivia.

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The scandal, which caused a huge rift between Ethan and Kim, came after Olivia gained access to Ethan’s financial accounts and refused to share the login information with Kim. Olivia later discovered questionable transactions on Ethan’s accounts, and she suggested that Kim was behind the entire fiasco. Kim denied the allegations, and it now seems like Moriah is standing by her mother.

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