TLC ’90 Day Fiance’ Shocker: Tiffany Franco Splits From “Toxic” Ronald Smith

TLC 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way couple Tiffany Franco and Ronald Smith broke up. Tiffany personally confirmed it as she said she wanted to be up-front and not “putting on a facade for social media”. Is this split because of their struggle to get a K-1 visa for Ronald – or is it about his gambling addiction? Check out the latest from the couple.

TLC 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way Break Up Announced – Ronald Smith & Tiffany Franco Split

Tiffany Franco said on Tuesday, January 28: “Ronald and I will be separating”. Then, she thanks fans for following their story. Fans first met Tiffany Franco and her future hubby Ronald Smith on Season 1 of 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way.

Then, Tiffany Franco was a single mom from Frederick, Maryland who met Ronald while on a vacation to South Africa on the TLC show. They carried on a long-distance relationship prior to their 90 Day Fiance spinoff appearance. And, her son Daniel Franco got attached to Ronald Smith and called him “dad”.

But, this couple faced many roadblocks aside from distance. Because, Ronald Franco had a criminal record linked to his addiction to gambling. All this spilled out after he proposed to Tiffany. Much of this was told on 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way, but not shown for the cameras.

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TLC News: Ronald Smith Makes Adultery Accusation

While 90 Day Fiance‘s Tiffany Franco Smith was harsh, Ronald Smith waited a while to confirm on his social channel. After her initial break-up post, Tiffany came back and unloaded on Ronald, calling him “toxic” and said he tried to “manipulate” her. She said she won’t waste any more time on him saying she was unhappy and took her for granted.

Then, Tiffany Franco vented more. She said she never cheated and threw shade her husband. You can see how Ronald Smith clapped back after her post. While Tiffany said they decided to split, Ronald says he “decided to leave Tiffany”. Then, he accused her of adultery (but spelled it wrong). Then, he said he’d divorce her in South Africa since she never registered their marriage in the US.

For her part, Tiffany insisted all she did was love him and try to make things work. But, Ronald Smith’s take on their break up is much less civil than Tiffany’s. This is a real he-said she-said but she said she didn’t cheat. Either way, it’s clear from this war of words that they’re over. So, what’s next?

90 Day Fiance: Tiffany Franco Smith - Ronald Smith - The Other Way


90 Day Fiance Message from Tiffany “We Deserve Better”

Clearly, Tiffany Franco’s been on a personal journey. She’s been shedding weight, looking gorgeous, and sharing her journey with fans. Yet, her last social post that included her husband Ronald Smith came before Christmas when she posted one of them in face masks.

The 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way spouses were out and about together in South Africa in November, but it looks like she’s back in the States now. With them marrying in his homeland and having a daughter together, this split may get complicated.

In her message, Tiffany Franco said her marriage to Ronald Smith is “irreparable”. And, she said they “deserve much better than what we can offer at the moment”. Stay tuned for more updates on this breaking news about TLC spouses Tiffany Franco splitting with Ronald Smith.

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