I do think she told some blatant lies along the way, but also agree he seems to be present with the family right now in a way that he wasn’t during the Mt. Shasta/flee from Seattle era.
But then again, there was the recent plan to buy a house in California. Any of the places she listed as options back then would have been too far for daily commuting - meaning he’d have to live elsewhere during the week. Which hardly seems like a statement of renewed marital commitment and togetherness.
So, who knows. Whatever the location, it seems more like a pragmatic arrangement of mutual interests than a marriage in way I usually think of marriage.