Laurie Mack is reportedly the first wife of Barry Plath from “Welcome To Plathville”. Katie Joy of Without a Crystal Ball brought their marriage to light along with some court documents. Who is Laurie? Where is she now? How old is she? What is her job?
Read all about her in this article below.
Meet Laurie Mack, Barry Plath First Wife
Viewers of Welcome to Plathville recently learned that before marrying Kim Plath and having 9 children, Barry Plath was married to someone else. His first wife’s name is Laurie Mack.
A legal document that appeared to show that Barry had a prior marriage was posted on Instagram by blogger Katie Joy of Without a Crystal Ball. She added a lengthy commentary that provides additional details about the unnamed marriage and the reality star’s past. The article begins, “Barry Plath is no stranger to divorce,” and goes on to say that Barry wedded his first wife Laurie in 1990.
“By 1991, the couple moved to Tallahassee, Florida,” Katie continued, adding that by 1994, Barry and his first wife had filed for divorce, “citing irreconcilable differences as the reason.”
“The couple had no children and their divorce settlement had Barry responsible for paying off one of Laurie’s student loans,” the caption claims, noting that in 1997, Barry wed his second wife, Kim. “The marriage was Kim’s first,” the post claims. As reported Barry’s first wife now resides in Minnesota where Barry grew up.
Katie agrees, saying “Barry had NEVER brought up his previous marriage.” She asserts that Barry wasn’t raised as a fundamentalist and that he didn’t start attending church until he moved to Florida with Laurie.
Now, Barry and Kim are also divorced now. After 24 years of marriage, the Welcome to Plathville actors confirmed their separation in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE.
“After considerable thought and discussion, we have decided to end our marriage,” said Kim and Barry. “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.”
Season 4 of Welcome to Plathville has focused on Kim and Barry’s marriage, including their choices to divorce and live apart.
“I can’t help but feel a little betrayed,” Barry said in a June 2022 episode. “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.”
In a confessional, he added, “I look at her and I see a woman who feels trapped. I have bought flowers and bought presents, but I’m still an optimist hoping that she’ll change.”
Where Is Barry Plath First Wife Laurie Mack Now?
Barry Plath’s first wife Laurie Mack resides in Shakopee, Minnesota, and has reportedly remarried to her husband James Wagner.
James, born in 1976, is age 47.
Laurie Mack Age
Born in 1969, Laurie Mack is 54 years old.
Laurie Mack Job
Laurie Mack has a job as an attorney at Mack & Santana Law Offices, P.C. since 2004. She writes in her LinkedIn bio, “I have been practicing since 1994 in complex litigation primarily in family law and related causes of action. With my practice based primarily in the Twin Cities area, I have taught at several continuing legal education seminars in Minnesota, authored published articles nationally and statewide, and most recently co-authored the child support chapter in the Family Law Financial Deskbook, first edition, 2008, and second edition, 2014, new from Minnesota CLE.”
Laurie is currently a Qualified Mediator under Rule 114. She was named a Minnesota Super Lawyer from 2011 through 2019, and prior to then from 2005 through 2009, she was featured in Minnesota Law & Politics, Who’s Who in Family Law. She is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Hennepin County Bar Association, the First District Bar Association (Treasurer), the Eighth District Bar Association, and the Prior Lake Rotary Club.
Laurie started her career as an attorney with Carlton Fields in Tampa, a renowned Florida law firm, in the business litigation sector, concentrating primarily on complex corporate litigation, employment law, and appellate practice, after graduating with Highest Honors in the top 5% of her class from Florida State University’s College of Law in 1994. She then made her way to the boutique litigation firm Barranco, Kircher & Vogelsang, P.A. in Miami, which handles significant family court matters involving marital estates that typically total several million dollars.
Laurie moved from Florida to Minnesota in 2000, where she has since focused solely on family law and related civil litigation.
Is Laurie Mack On Instagram?
Laurie Mack doesn’t seem to be on Instagram but has a Facebook. Her Facebook handle is (@laurie.mackwagner).
When Is Laurie Mack Birthday?
Laurie Mack’s birthday is in March.
Where Is Laurie Mack From?
Laurie Mack hailed from Prior Lake, Minnesota.