Ethan and Olivia Plath of Welcome to Plathville recently chatted with Sarah Fraser of the Hey Frase Podcast. Olivia has previously been on the podcast herself. On the new episode of the podcast, Sarah asks Ethan and Olivia all about their lives. The podcast includes details about their marriage, their relationship with Kim and Barry Plath, and a revelation about Ethan’s childhood.
On the current season of Welcome to Plathville, the couple has been open about their relationship. Due to the conflict with Ethan’s parents, there has been plenty of stress and drama. The couple admits that divorce was on the table. Now, in the podcast episode, the duo explains how they’re making it work.
Ethan and Olivia Plath open up
On the podcast, Olivia admits that they went through a rough patch. She says that they have been going to counseling and they’re making progress. She continues, “Yeah, it gave us some things to work with. I feel like it gave us more tools in our toolbox. Obviously, we got married young with not a lot of life experience, so tools in the toolbox are always helpful for building the relationship.”
When asked what the biggest challenge in their relationship has been, Ethan admits, “Of course getting married very young and trying to grow together does kind of…there’s a lot of issues. But, there’s no doubt about it, in my mind, one of the hugest issues we had to face was my parents.”
Ethan talks about rumors and opinions
Then, Sarah brings up the opinion that Olivia may outgrow Ethan due to his lack of life experience. This is something that Sarah has seen on blogs, and she wants to know what Ethan and Olivia think of it. First, Ethan points out that Olivia is “the better half.”
He says, “I have heard a lot of that. I have heard people say that.” He adds that it irritates him, because he thinks people don’t really know what they’re talking about.
Then, Ethan says, “I have full confidence you won’t outgrow me, as long as we grow together.” The young couple has talked about focusing on learning and growing together.
Olivia Plath discusses inaccurate depiction of marriage
Olivia goes on to talk about how the couple was given a different view of marriage. She says that they didn’t know what marriage truly looked like. She says that they know they are different people and that they will have different beliefs. The Welcome to Plathville star points out that they will have to learn how to compromise and give each other grace because of this. She says it doesn’t make them incompatible.
So, are you surprised to hear about Ethan and Olivia Plath’s rough patch? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
You can listen to the whole podcast episode here.