'Welcome To Plathville': Are Kim and Barry getting divorced? Season 4 has Barry taking care of household
While Kim enjoys her newfound freedom, it looks like Barry is struggling
When it comes to the Plath family on 'Welcome to Plathville', the entire family's lives are dictated by what Kim and Barry have to say. And while that has torn their family apart, as Ethan wants nothing to do with his parents, it also led them to understand Moriah and Micah a little better.
With Season 4 kicking off, it looks like the Plath family is seeing some significant changes, unlike anything they've experienced before. And this time, it all boils down to Kim and Barry's relationship. The couple, who have been together for almost 25 years now, seems to be struggling now more than ever. And while they reluctantly let their older children go, it looks like now, Kim is the one vying for freedom.
'Welcome to Plathville' Season 4: Fans say Kim passed Olivia the 'Torch of Manipulation'
If you've been a fan of the series since Season 1, it probably came as a shock, watching just how sheltered the Plath children were. Between adhering strictly to religion and being homeschooled, fans had a lot to say about Kim and Barry's parenting style. But Season 4 seems to have taken an entirely new turn, and it all stems from Kim.
At the start of the season, Kim expressed that she had started taking care of herself by working out and revisiting an old passion -- dancing. This new transformation also kindled her love for rap music and dressing differently, despite how harsh she was earlier when it came to her daughters' clothing. In the preview clip for the upcoming episode, Kim explained that she had been taking care of the kids and the house for 25 years and had no intention of doing it for another 25. With her opening a dance studio, it looks like now, all the home responsibilities fall on Barry's shoulders.
While Barry has supported his wife, he hopes that whatever she is going through works out soon, seeing that he misses the aspect of companionship. But with Kim enjoying her newfound freedom, it looks like their marriage might actually be in trouble.
What do you think? Will the new Kim be able to fix her relationship with her older kids even though it might cost her her marriage? Will she and Barry go back to the way they were? Sound off in the comments below!
'Welcome To Plathville' Season 4 airs on Tuesdays at 10 pm ET/PT on TLC.