The world was introduced to Ethan and Olivia Plath on Welcome to Plathville, a TLC series that follows a large family raised in an insular community in rural Georgia. Parents Kim and Barry chose to raise their children largely abstinent from technology, as well as from many other aspects of the 21st-century world (like soda!).
And viewers have watched as all nine of the Plath children have begun to come into their own, rebelled against their parents’ conservative ways, and even moved away from the extremely tight-knit community where the entire family — split into three households to accommodate the married children — continues to live in Cairo, Ga.
Much of the recent narrative on the series centers on Ethan and Olivia, who are on a “no-contact basis” with Ethan’s parents, and who are dying to move away from Cairo and start their own life far away (or at least more than a couple of blocks away) from Kim and Barry.
But have Ethan and Olivia moved yet? Where do Ethan and Olivia Plath live now?
Where do Ethan and Olivia Plath live now?
Back in December of 2020, the couple spoke to People about putting their house up for sale and realizing that they didn’t want to end up “rushing to a second mortgage.”
“We’ve talked about renting for a year and signing a lease and then just figuring things out,” Olivia told the outlet at the time.
As far as where they want to end up, fans of the family know that Olivia and Ethan are keen on staying in the south. “I think we definitely will go over the border into Florida, closer to Ethan’s work and kind of maybe just find a lease for a year and ride it out and visit other places and not rush so fast,” Olivia revealed.
By October of 2021, it seems that the two are more than ready to give Florida a try. The couple have officially sold their home and are ready to make their move — but not before saying an uncomfortable goodbye to Ethan's parents, which fans will see play out in the Season 3 finale on Nov. 2.
Initially, it seemed like Kim and Barry wouldn't be privy to where they were going. After celebrating their two-year wedding anniversary in October 2020, the 23-year-olds realized they “needed space as a couple, so we decided that that meant no contact with my parents,” Ethan admitted to People.
Olivia doesn’t preoccupy herself much with her in-laws and makes an honest effort to “not pry and stay out of that,” she said, referring to “Barry and Kim’s responses to things.”
“The only thing I know is they asked Ethan where [the couple were moving] and he was like, ’I’m not telling you,’” Olivia told People. “But that’s about all I know.”
Did Moriah move with Ethan and Olivia?
Throughout Season 3, fans have watched Moriah Plath come into her own more. And in a sneak peek courtesy of PopCulture of the Season 3 finale, we see Moriah debut a brand new, non-conservative look — and make a massive announcement. "So I have something to tell you guys, and it's big news," Moriah tells her family in the clip. "I won't be here anymore, I'm moving to Tampa with Ethan and Olivia."
Though Moriah, Ethan, and Olivia haven't been giving any updates on their move to Florida, judging from the fact that Moriah's boyfriend has geotagged posts in Florida and the fact that all four of them spent Halloween together, it seems likely that they are happily settled in their new home.
Watch the season finale of Welcome to Plathville on Nov. 2 at 10 p.m. EST on TLC.