Barry and Kim Plath’s relationship has been crumbling on Welcome to Plathville season 4, and now that Barry and Kim have announced that their marriage is over for good, fans are interested in hearing Hosanna (Plath) Noble’s opinion. Barry and Kim, who tied the knot in 1997, have nine living children: Ethan, Hosanna, Micah, Moriah, Lydia, Isaac, Amber, Cassia and Mercy Plath. Although Barry and Kim were once a strong team who agreed on barring their children from the world’s modern pleasures (such as soda, sugar, and pop music), the now-former couple have been at odds for months. Kim, in particular, has done a complete 180. For example, Kim now dresses less conservatively, owns a dance studio, and lives separately from Barry and their five kids at home.
While the Plath family shot to fame when Welcome to Plathville season 1 debuted in late 2019, Hosanna chooses to live her life outside of the spotlight. Hosanna, who turns 23 in August, was the first Plath child to move out of Barry and Kim’s home in Georgia. Hosanna married her husband Timothy Noble in June 2019, shortly before Welcome to Plathville got the green light. The couple, who live in Ohio, reportedly have one child who was born in late 2020. Although Hosanna and Timothy’s marriage seems to be smooth sailing, other Plath relationships aren’t as happy. Besides Barry and Kim’s separation, Moriah and Max Kallschmidt’s November 2021 breakup has been a focal point of Welcome to Plathville season 4. In addition, Ethan and his wife Olivia Plath have also had their share of rough patches.
While Welcome to Plathville fans on Reddit have a lot to say about Barry and Kim’s impending divorce (especially after season 4’s June 28 episode), they are particularly interested in hearing Hosanna’s point of view on the matter. One of the biggest reasons why viewers want to hear from Hosanna is because she has an air of mystery, since she only made the briefest of appearances on the very first episode of Welcome to Plathville. As the first Plath child to escape Barry and Kim’s clutches, many fans believe that Hosanna has a unique perspective on her parents’ relationship, especially since Hosanna and Timothy’s keep their personal lives private. That being said, the Nobles are still devoutly religious, and work as professional church musicians. Given that Christian fundamentalists generally only support divorce in cases of adultery, Redditors are wondering how much Hosanna supports Barry and Kim’s separation.
In addition, fans have seen the younger Plath siblings on Welcome to Plathville being raised and comforted by their older sisters, such as when they sought solace from Lydia when Ethan became estranged from his parents during the season 3 finale. Given that Lydia, 18, is now helping to raise her siblings after Moriah moved to Florida in 2021, fans assume that before Hosanna married and moved to Ohio, she was the the one who took on that role. Viewers are not only interested in Hosanna’s opinion on Barry and Kim’s split, but her experiences growing up in the Plath home.
Since Hosanna seems content to live a very private life, Welcome to Plathville fans shouldn’t expect a statement from the second-oldest Plath anytime soon. Hosanna’s input on her parents split would bring more context to Barry and Kim’s separation, and shed more light on who Hosanna is. With Welcome to Plathville season 4 only halfway through, though, there’s ample opportunity for any of the Plaths to speak out on their parents’ impending divorce.