The Untold Truth Of Welcome To Plathville's Barry Plath

Welcome to Plathville's Barry Plath is the head of his ultra-conservative family. Like the Duggars, the rural Georgia family follows the strict rules of their religion. The Plaths can't watch movies, there's no TV or mobile phones, they can't even drink Coke! Barry and his wife Kim have nine children — Ethan, Hosanna, Micah, Moriah, Lydia, Isaac, Amber, Cassia, and Mercy.

The TLC show Welcome to Plathville began its second season in November 2020, with parents Kim and Barry Plath struggling to keep control of the older siblings. Plathville tells the story of the family as a whole, but viewers still don't know much about Barry.

According to Woman's Day, the reality TV dad has a day job as a transportation planner. Barry has worked for 25 years for the same private firm. Woman's Day also reported Barry leads the Plath family band. But it's not clear that the band is still together, since Barry and Kim have had significant issues with their son Ethan and his wife Olivia, and their teens Micah and Moriah.

Keep reading to find out the untold truth of Barry, the father of the Welcome to Plathville brood.

Barry Plath's grip on the family is causing problems with the older children

Barry Plath keeps a tight grip on the family, but his parenting style is less effective with the older children. Barry and Kim have serious issues with Ethan's wife, Olivia Plath, and it's been reported that the Plath parents believe their daughter-in-law is possessed by evil spirits. Ethan and Olivia Plath have cut off all contact with Barry and Kim.

As the second season of Welcome to Plathville begins, their daughter Moriah Plath and son Micah Plath are living on their own, with limited access to their younger siblings. In a video from Season 2 of Welcome to Plathville, Micah explains, "I'm not allowed to see my younger siblings unless my parents are there because of my lifestyle."

According to TLC, Kim, and Barry Plath's parenting goals were to "instill their traditional values and beliefs" into their children. But if the second season of Welcome to Plathville is any indication, it appears Barry's influence on his children is waning as the Plaths discover more about the big world.

There is one bit of good news for the Plathville parents. According to SoapDirt, Barry and Kim's oldest daughter, Hosanna Plath Noble, is pregnant with her first baby. Hosanna and her husband, Timothy Noble, live in Ohio. SoapDirt reported the oldest Plath daughter is due in late November 2020.