'90 Day Fiancé' Stars Tiffany Franco and Ronald Smith Split Less Than a Year After Welcoming Daughter
By Antoinette Bueno
It's over between 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way stars Tiffany Franco and Ronald Smith.
Tiffany announced the two have broken up on her Instagram Stories on Tuesday, and it doesn't appear to be amicable.
"Unfortunately I have to announce that Ronald and I will be separating," Tiffany wrote. "I wanted to be the first to let you know rather than hiding it and putting on a facade for social media. Thank you guys for following our story we really love each other but some things are just irreparable. We both deserve much better than what we can offer at the moment. Lots of love from us."
But in a now-deleted Instagram Story, 29-year-old Ronald accused 27-year-old Tiffany of cheating.
"Thank you for following our story but unfortunately it just didn't work for me," he wrote, according to E! News. "I'll be filing for divorce since in [South Africa] since she isn't even registered in USA as married. Talk about adultery."
Tiffany hit back with another Instagram Story post denying she was unfaithful.
"When a toxic person can no longer manipulate you, they will try to manipulate the way others see you," she wrote. "Truer words have never been spoken. I wish nothing but good things for Ronald but I won't waste one more second being taken for granted and being unhappy."
"I never cheated that is what I'm assuming is an attempt at trying to make me seem like the cause of the separation but I want you all to know I really don't like putting all of this on social media but obviously I know our relationship is very public and I owe this to all of you," she continued. "He can continue to lash out and say all the negative things he wants about me all I did was love him too much and try too hard to make it work."
Tiffany and Ronald's love story was shown on the hit TLC reality show -- Tiffany met Ronald while she was on a trip to South Africa, and after quickly falling in love with him, she moved herself and her young son, Daniel, to the country to marry him. They welcomed a daughter, Carley Rose, last July, but she moved back to the United States because of safety concerns in South Africa. Last October, Tiffany said she was working on getting Ronald's spousal visa during the 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way tell-all special.
As recently as Jan. 19, Ronald was gushing about his life with Tiffany.
"I truly without a doubt have the cutest ❤and most beautiful wife ?@tiffanyfrancosmith and blessed with 2 gorgeous kids? just look at them!!!!" he wrote on Instagram alongside family pictures.