What's Happening To Kim And Barry Plath's Farmhouse Amid Their Divorce?

TLC has made stars out of ordinary people on a range of reality shows from "My 600-lb Life" and "Say Yes to the Dress" to "Little People, Big World" and "Welcome to Plathville." The latter follows Kim and Barry Plath as they raise their kids in rural Georgia with limited access to TV and technology. Clearly being raised without TV hasn't stopped the Plaths from being on TV. The show premiered on TLC in 2019, and, as their fourth season wraps August 2, there's been plenty of drama along the way. 

Ethan Plath, who married his wife Olivia in 2018, revealed that he would perhaps prefer to have not been on the show. "If I could go back from day 1, when the opportunity was presented, I would say no," he told People. Olivia, for her part, sees the benefits of the show. "I feel like I wouldn't have learned a lot of the things that I've learned or grown in the ways I've grown if it hadn't been for the show," she said. 

The conflict between Olivia and Ethan's parents — particularly Kim — has been a feature of the show, and a Season 4 finale teaser shows things at a breaking point. One relationship that seems to have already hit its breaking point is Kim and Barry's; after 24 years of marriage, the couple announced they were going to "end their marriage," per People.

Kim wants to live in the house with her kids

TLC dropped another Season 4 finale teaser on Twitter that shows Kim and Barry Plath talking with their younger kids about what's going to happen when the divorce is finalized. In a confessional, Kim noted that they "still have to figure out who's going to be out of the house [...] who is going to stay with the children and live with them." And Kim thinks it should be her, even though she admitted she hadn't been there as much recently. "I've been gone a lot during all of this transition ... I don't like being there with Barry as much."

From the clip, it seems like not all the kids are buying it. Amber Plath noted that her mom had once said that the couple would never get divorced, so trusting that her mom will be there with them at the house sounds like a challenge.

The family does have options in terms of housing. They own 57 acres of land in Georgia as well as a five-bedroom, six-bathroom house in Cairo, Georgia, per The U.S. Sun. That house featured in Season 2 of the show; they'd planned to buy it as an investment property but fell in love with it and moved in instead, via YouTube.

Time will tell who lives where. Siblings Micah and Moriah Plath moved out on Season 2. And Moriah then moved to Tampa to live with Olivia and Ethan, via People.