'Welcome to Plathville's Ethan and Olivia Plath Split After 5 Years of Marriage

Ethan and Olivia Plath

Welcome to Plathville stars Ethan and Olivia Plath announced they have separated.

On Friday, Oct. 27, the couple took to Instagram with individual posts to reveal the end of their five-year marriage. They had been married since October 2018.

Ethan wrote, "Olivia and I have parted ways. It just didn't work between us, though Lord knows we both gave it all we had. It seemed we were constantly pulling each other in opposite directions in life with different goals."

He added: "I wish Olivia the best in the future ahead. I care for her deeply and always will."

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Meanwhile, Olivia revealed: "Ethan and I have decided to go our separate ways. I have ambivalent memories of us being 18 years old, innocently dreaming of forever—but the partner you choose is a reflection of the world you want to live in, and at 18 I didn't know who I was or what kind of life I wanted to create for myself."

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Olivia's message continued by referencing their sheltered, conservative Christian upbringing—and specifically, her departure from it.

"7 years later, I've already begun my journey of questioning, deconstructing and rebuilding," she wrote, "and I know that is a process that I will continue to prioritize throughout my life."

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Olivia wrapped up her post by acknowledging the happy times and wishing Ethan well.

"There were good moments and I want to remember and honor those," she shared. "We fell in love as children and are going our separate ways as adults. Wiser, older, and braver. We will be okay. Thank you for the good times, Ethan. I wish the best for you."

The Plath family's reality TV series followed Ethan and his wife, Olivia—and Ethan's siblings and parents—as they navigated life after having a sheltered, homeschooled upbringing in rural Georgia.

Ethan and Olivia's marital woes have been a major plot line in Welcome to Plathville, as well as the ongoing rift between the couple and Ethan's family members.

Watch new episodes of Welcome to Plathville Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST on TLC and Max.

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