THE TLC series Welcome to Plathville returns for a third season on August 17, and fans might be wondering about what each of the Plath family members has been up to.
At the end of the last season, Ethan Plath had a heated confrontation with his parents regarding his wife, Olivia Plath. He ended up choosing her and his marriage over staying in contact with his family, but what is their relationship like now?
Who are Ethan and Olivia Plath?
Ethan Plath, 23, is the oldest child of Kim and Barry Plath.
His parents raised their nine kids in a fairly strict, fundamentalist Christian lifestyle that he mostly seemed to go along with until he met Olivia Plath, his wife.
The young couple met at a Christian family event called the Smokey Mountain No Greater Joy Shindig in 2014, according to YourTango.
They would have been about 16 or 17 years old at the time.
The two shared a long-distance relationship and courted for a while before Ethan proposed in November of 2017.
The couple got married in October 2018, and much of their relationship has been featured on the TLC reality series.
Are Olivia and Ethan still together?
Fans of Welcome to Plathville may be wondering if Ethan and Olivia, 23, are still together because they seemed to struggle in their marriage in season 2 of the show.
And in the opening scene of the premiere of the third season, now available on the Discovery+ app, the two seem very uncomfortable talking about the state of their relationship.
A producer brought up that the couple was seemingly “in a good place” at the end of the previous season, noting that the last thing viewers heard from them was the pair saying they “had each other.”
When asked what’s happened between them since then, Ethan said, “I honestly don’t know that I can do this.”
However, on Olivia’s Instagram page, she has shared photos of the duo since the last season aired and they seem happy together.
“We’ve been through some thick and some thin, and here’s to whatever the future holds for us,” she captioned a photo of the couple she shared for her husband’s birthday.
“May we both continue to grow, learn and laugh. I Iove you!”
For now, it appears the couple is still married, although they might be facing some challenges. Their relationship status will likely be explored further in the third season of the reality show.
Welcome to Plathville premieres on August 17 at 10pm ET on TLC.