90 Day Fiancé ‘The Other Way’ Stars Tiffany Franco & Ronald Smith Announce Split

It’s over for the stars of the 90 Day Fiancé’s spin off series, The Other Way, Tiffany Franco and Ronald Smith. They publicly announced the shocking news of their separation via Instagram on January 28th. It was a sad day for them, but also for those who thought the couple was one of the few who would last.

The ex-couple starred on season one of The Other Way, where Tiffany Franco and her son, Daniel, travelled to South Africa, seeking a new life with Ronald Smith. Although there were some underlying issues between Tiffany and Ronald, the couple overcame these issues and ended up getting married on the series. They were able to conquer any obstacle that threatened to end their relationship and seemed quite happy together.

Tiffany’s son, Daniel, and Ronald instantly connected the first time they met, which was caught on camera. You could tell that little Daniel was so excited to meet him. Their father & son relationship was heartwarming, and fans of the show constantly gushed at how well mannered and adorable Daniel was throughout their season.

What happened to Daniels biological father?

On August 14th, 2019, Tiffany Franco shared with her followers details about her son Daniels biological father. She wrote, “He was a good person with an amazing heart and so many people who loved him, myself included. He gave me the greatest gift, my son. Roger was not involved in Daniels life but asked me about him he never disappeared from our life, he was just never ready to be a dad. We never planned to have a child but it happened I was ready to face it as unprepared as…

Continued: I was, he was never prepared and I accepted that. I never said one negative thing to Daniel about him, I made sure Daniel knew his biological dad was a good kind person. Roger passed away in October 2018 he was trying to break up a fight between two people at his workplace and was shot in the head. It is a hard reality to face, but it happened. He left this earth with honor doing something selfless. We loved him, we love him. He is always with us. We love you Roger, we love you butta.”

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90 Day Fiancé’s Tiffany and Ronald Journey

90 Day Fiancé’s Tiffany and Ronald shared many moments together on the show, good and bad, but a fan favorite was when the couple shared the news that they were expecting a baby. Everyone, including viewers, were thrilled for the expecting couple. In July of 2019, Tiffany gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl, Carley Rose. The lovebirds both shared the exciting news via Instagram, along with some adorable photos of their newborn baby.

Courtesy of Tiffanyfrancosmith Instagram

Soon after the birth of their daughter, the 90 Day Fiancé stars had to make the best of a long distance relationship for a short time, but were at last reunited in South Africa.


After about 1 year of marriage, things seemingly turned south for the couple. On January 28th of 2020, the couple shared via Instagram that they will be separating. The ex-couple posted their cryptic statements regarding the situation pretty simultaneously.

Though it was deleted shortly after, Ronald posted the following, “Here with sorry to inform you that I have decided to leave Tiffany due to certain reasons. Thank you for following our story but unfortunately it just didn’t work for me, I’ll be filing for the divorce in SA (South Africa) since she isn’t even registered in USA as married. Talk about adultery.”

Tiffany shared her side of the situation, “Unfortunately I have to announce that Ronald and I will be separating. 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 somethings are just irreparable. We both deserve much better than what we can offer at the moment. – Lots of love from us.”

Tiffany added, “When a toxic person can no longer manipulate you they will try to manipulate the way others see you. 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 seperation 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 concluded with the following,“but that is all I will share for now. 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 things work.

There were mixed feelings towards the circumstance from fans of the show. Some seemed un-surprised that this would happen, but most showed disappointment. Break-ups are hard, especially when there a children involved, but we wish Tiffany, Ronald, and their families, nothing but the best.

Their story was heartwarming to watch on 90 Day Fiancé and we thank them for that. We wish them happiness, wherever their journey may take them. We will keep you all updated as the story unfolds.

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