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Kim Plath: The Famous Reality TV Star of Welcome To Plathville

Who is Kim Plath?

Kim Plath is a famous American reality TV star. Known for appearing in the hit TLC reality TV show Welcome to Plathville, Kim Plath has been a part of the show since 2019.

Kim Plath is a homemaker and a naturopathic doctor. She made headlines after being arrested for drunk driving on October 20, 2022. Plath was arrested and faced charges of property damage and causing personal Injury.

Kim Plath Biography
Kim Plath Biography

Quick Facts

Full NameKimberly Ann Doherty Anderson
Most popularly known asKim Plath
BirthdateAugust 30, 1972
Age 50 years old
Sun signVirgo
TraitsPositive traits- intelligent, precise, and sensible
Negative traits- stubborn, fussy, and inflexible
BirthplaceGeorgia, USA
Sexual OrientationStraight 
HeightNot Available
ParentsNot Available (father)Gretchen Anderson (mother)
SiblingsNot Available
Educational BackgroundFlorida State University
Marital statusDivorced 
Barry Plath
Profession Reality TV star, Naturopath, and Homemaker
Net WorthUSD 3 million

Kim Plath Birthday

Kim Plath was born on August 30, 1972. She was born in Georgia, USA. As of 2023, she is 50 years old.

Early Life and Childhood

Not much has been revealed about Kim Plath’s early life and upbringing. According to several reports, Kim grew up in a dysfunctional household, and her parents were alcoholics. 

Kim Plath
Kim Plath

In an episode of her show Welcome to Plathville, Kim Plath revealed that her mother, Gretchen paid USD 47,000 to buy 4.66 acres of empty land in August 1993. In 2002, she transferred the property to Kim’s name. The reality TV star and her family have built their home on the same land. 

Likewise, Kim has also revealed that, similar to her parents, she has struggled with alcohol abuse. Kim has admitted that she often indulged in heavy drinking and driving under the influence of alcohol during college and that she was a “party girl.” 

Regarding her educational background, Kim Plath majored in Music at Florida State University. However, while growing up, Kim was passionate about dancing, which was revealed in Welcome to Plathville’s second season. 

In an episode of the show, Kim tried to pass on her love for dance to her daughters. Scared that her children might also have to face the trauma she met growing up, Kim Plath has chosen to raise her children in a sheltered home environment. Many of Welcome to Plathville’s loyal viewers have often criticized this.


Kim Plath is a reality TV personality. She and her former husband, Barry Plath, are the stars of their reality TV show Welcome to Plathville. 

Kim and Barry Plath
Kim and Barry Plath

Welcome to Plathville is a hit TLC reality TV show which follows the lives of Kim and Barry Plath and their nine children. Living on their farm in rural Georgia, the Plaths are known for their orthodox Christian and conservative views.

With their kids mostly sheltered from the outside world, the Plath kids are also not allowed access to computers and video games. Additionally, Kim and Barry do not believe in using contraceptives and family planning measures.

Apart from this, Kim Plath is also a homemaker and Naturopath by profession. Although the reality TV star often uses natural remedies, including medicinal herbs and massages, to help her clients with their pain and illnesses, she is not a licensed naturopathic doctor. 

Kim, who usually refrains from taking her kids to the doctor, famously took her daughter Amber to the doctor after she had low hemoglobin levels. However, since Kim is an unlicensed naturopath, she does not have a clinic and runs her business from home.

Kim and her family also have their gospel band called The Plath Family Band. Not only is the Plath family musically inclined, but the family also has strict Christian values. With Barry and Kim as the lead singers, The Plath Family Band often performs gospel music in different churches across their area.

Marriage and Children

Kim Plath was married to Barry Plath for 24 years. The couple exchanged wedding vows on July 19, 1997.

Barry Plath and Kim Plath wedding picture
Barry Plath and Kim Plath wedding picture

Together, Kim and Barry share ten children (one deceased). Their names are Ethan Daniel Plath, Hosanna Elizabeth Plath, Micah James Plath, Moriah Jasper Plath, Lydia Joy Plath, Isaac Gabriel Plath, Joshua Samuel (deceased), Amber Grace Plath, Cassia Shiloh, and Mercy Shalom. 

Ethan is married to Olivia Meggs, and Hosanna is married to Timothy Noble. Hosanna and Timothy share two children. 

Kim, a devout Christian, has revealed that before getting married to Barry, the two of them got a message from God that they were soulmates. This was even before the two of them started dating each other. 

Shortly after beginning their courtship, Barry and Kim married and expanded their family. Barry and Kim believe in raising their children with strong Christian values, and they often emphasize keeping the family close to one another. 

Kim and Barry have chosen to homeschool their children, and the kids do not attend public school. In fact, unlike many kids today, the Plath kids live a relatively simple and sheltered life.

Kim Plath with Barry Plath and their children
Kim Plath with Barry Plath and their children

Plath Family Painful Loss

While the Plath family seems to be just another average American family, they have also had their fair share of struggles and tragedies. In 2008, the Plaths went through a devastating accident. That shook the core of the entire Plath family.

The tragic accident took the life of Kim and Barry’s 17-month-old son Joshua. Joshua died after Kim accidentally ran over her son with a vehicle. 

After the incident occurred, an ambulance was called. However, by the time the ambulance arrived, Joshua had passed away. 

This was a major misfortune for the Plaths, and it took quite some time for Kim to come to terms with her guilt and grief. In addition, when the accident occurred, Kim was pregnant with Amber. 

Fortunately, Barry helped Kim in dealing with the loss of their child. Although he grieved the loss of their son, Barry did not hold any grudges against Kim. 

In fact, he encouraged her to move on with her life. Kim shared in an episode of their reality TV show that she recognizes Joshua’s selflessness and kindness in dealing with the situation. Furthermore, she revealed that if Barry had been responsible for Joshua’s death, she would not have forgiven him so easily. 

Welcome to Plathville stars, Barry and Kim Plath
Welcome to Plathville stars, Barry and Kim Plath

Barry Plath and Kim Plath Divorce

After 24 years of marriage, Kim Plath announced her separation from her husband, Barry, in June 2022. In an exclusive statement to PEOPLE, the couple shared,

“After considerable thought and discussion, we have decided to end our marriage. While this was not an easy decision, we know it’s the best choice for both of us. We have been through many highs and lows in our 24 years of marriage, and as we navigate this new chapter in our lives, we will co-parent our amazing children.”

Barry reacted to their separation in an episode of their show’s fourth season. He said,

“I can’t help but feel a little betrayed. One thing I thought wouldn’t ever be shaken was us. Now it’s totally shaken up. It’s just really sad. It’s a tragedy.”

Kim Plath Net Worth and Lifestyle

As of 2023, Kim Plath has an estimated net worth of approximately USD 3 million. Kim has accumulated impressive earnings due to her career as a reality TV star

Welcome To Plathville
Welcome To Plathville

Moreover, her career as a naturopath has also aided in growing her net worth. She also has placed her and Barry’s former home for rent on Airbnb, allowing the reality TV stars to make additional income. As a result, Kim Plath leads a luxurious lifestyle. 

Kim Plath Arrest

In October 2022, Kim Plath was taken into police custody after being arrested for driving under alcohol and damaging property in Florida. The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office in Crawfordville, Florida, confirmed the news of Plath’s arrest.

The US Sun first reported the news, and later speaking to PEOPLE magazine, the Sheriff’s department revealed,

“Kim Plath was arrested on an outstanding warrant from another agency. She turned herself in to our agency. Today, she turned herself into the Sheriff’s office in the lobby for arrest.”

Additionally, Plath also faced charges for property damage and personal Injury.

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