“90 Day Fiance: The Other Way” Star Tiffany Franco Reacts As Her Estranged Husband Ronald Smith Goes Public with His New American Girlfriend

“He’s ALL yours, honey!”

Ronald Smith introduced his new girlfriend in an Instagram video yesterday, prompting fans of the 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way star and his estranged wife, Tiffany Franco, to comment. Tiffany was especially vocal, reminding fans that she and Ronald are still technically married and that she finds his very public declaration for his new American girlfriend “a little bit, a lot, out of line.”

On Tuesday, Ronald joyfully posted photos and videos of his new galpal, thanking her for being a “true pillar” of strength for him when he was down and out.

“Let me introduce everyone to the new person in my life @laurenleightonfraser you picked me up when i was down!” Ronald wrote in the post’s caption. “You are a true pillar for me; I appreciate you and who you are! You’re such a support for me and every moment with you is such a joy and a pleasure. I enjoy every moment every time. Thank you for who you are in my life and thank you for being part of my life.”

As The Ashley previously reported, Ronald and Tiffany announced they were separating back in January 2020 then were working on a reconciliation that March. In August of this year, Ronald told In Touch Weekly he had filed for divorce.

The couple has been married since October 2018 and welcomed daughter Carley in the summer of 2019. They were also raising Tiffany’s son Daniel from a previous relationship.

While Ronald— who is currently living in his native South Africa— may have filed for divorce, he and Tiffany are not yet divorced, and fans were quick to remind him of this fact.

“You don’t think it’s kinda fast?” one follower commented. “You are still technically married bro like wtf? Seriously at the end of the day she is the mother of your kids that you love so at least have respect for her to idk wait till you finally divorced just saying.” 

“Who says I’m still married” Ronald responded in the thread.

“Your wife!” the poster wrote back.

Tiffany shared her thoughts on Ronald’s new girlfriend and the state of their marriage in a four-minute-long Instagram Live video that was later shared by blogger John Yates.

“Ronald and I are no longer together, but we are still married on paper,” she said. “We did file for the separation or whatever, but nothing is really in concrete yet. He does have another person in his life and he posted a video on his Instagram today with both of them.

“She flew from America to go see him, which I think is a little bit– a lot—out of line because he’s still a married man, but I’m just going to hold my head up high. I’m not the kind to like be in these nasty, messy situations.”

“I’m not meant to be in a relationship like this,” Tiffany continued. “It’s just really weird, I’ve never dealt with somebody who’s like this or a cheater.”

Tiffany also shaded Ronald’s new girlfriend for dating a man who’s still married.

“I don’t deal with like these kind of women,” she said. “It just takes a special kind of person to be with someone when they’re still married, but, whatever, she’s a pretty girl. She’s pretty cute, and, you know, he does look happy… when you’re with somebody, it’s because you care about them, because you love them, so I’m not going to sit here and bash him because I at one point loved him.

“So all I want to say to you guys is it’s not going to be one of the bashing, back-and-forth situations. He’s in a new relationship or whatever, and all I can say is, from the bottom of my heart, I wish them the best.”

While Tiffany may “wish them the best” she did manage to get a few more jabs in at Ronald and his treatment of her over the course of their relationship.

“I pray that he does not put this girl through an ounce of what he put me through,” she said.


“I do care for him. I know inside he’s a good person, and I don’t know her, but she seems like a nice girl, so it’s really hard to say that because it’s painful and hurtful, but a woman like me has no choice but to be strong. I’m not going to let this hurt me more than it already has, so just so you all know, don’t go bashing him, don’t go finding her, don’t go doing anything crazy, he can be happy, hopefully she makes him happy, he makes her happy, and they’re good.”

Tiffany also asked her fans not to send her the video Ronald posted of him and the girl, who can be seen laughing, kissing and canoodling with Ronald in the footage.

“I don’t want to watch that video,” she said. “I don’t want to see the person I was with for the last five years sucking on someone’s neck, I’m not interested. But yeah. Don’t send me the video anymore, not interested, I’ve seen it twice already.”

Tiffany has known about Ronald’s girlfriend for a little while, as seen in comments on an Instagram post last week.

“Ronald is beet red punching the air somewhere,” one commenter posted in the comment section of a modeling photo Tiffany posted of herself.

“He is definitely not he already has another girlfriend,” Tiffany responded.

“Are you and South Africa still in a pissing match?” one commenter asked.

“YES,” Tiffany responded.

“Ronald cursing himself for not doing the dishes,” one commenter posted.

“Hahaha he’s happy!” Tiffany responded.

No word yet on when the couple’s divorce will be finalized. The process could be complicated with Ronald living in South Africa and Tiffany in America. Last January when the couple first announced they were splitting, Ronald shared that their marriage hadn’t been registered in the United States.

“I’ll be filing for the divorce in [South Africa] since she isn’t even registered in USA as married,” he posted on Instagramat the time.







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  1. I gave up on 90-Day Fiance altogether. The people they find are almost always really emotionally immature and not the sharpest knives in the drawer if they think having a relationship with someone who has a completely different background and culture and religious beliefs is going to go well. It is going to fail. The majority of the men on the show are real jerks and players – again due to immaturity and a lack of respect for women – and the women are too desperate a lot of the time and spend money like they are buying these men.
    I like Tiffany – she is a hard working single mom trying to do right for her kids, but I found Ronald a real sexist, immature jerk. His only redeeming quality was he was a good stepfather for Daniel. Who in their right mind would think someone would want to live in South Africa vs USA? Tiffany worked hard, trying to get him over here, but he did everything he could to bombshell that. He never could seem to have enough money to pay for her & the kids to fly there, etc, etc. She can do much better. She needs a real man.

  2. Poor little Daniel. I was always bowled over by his emotional maturity, caring nature and common sense, and I so hoped these two would work out just for him: it was genuinely touching to see him embrace Ronald as a father figure, and indeed, the way Ronald reciprocated. Now he’s two dads down, probably doing more than his fair share of looking after his little sister because that’s the kind of good soul that he is, and stuck with an idiot mother who has little to no regard for the feelings and emotional wellbeing of her children.

  3. I don’t understand these two toxic individuals. Everything about their relationship screamed red flags. The ones really affected in this dumpster fire are the children. I don’t think it would bother me (as it was entertaining and is reality TV) if it was just Ronald and Tiffany.

  4. Both of those videos are so cringe. Is it so wrong to just have a private private life now??? Suck neck in private, and vent to your friends and family about your ex in private!!!

  5. Let’s not act like Tiffany is an angel here… She has just as many faults in that relationship as him. They were horrible for each other, it’s best they move on romantically to other people

    1. Tiffany, you knew he was a nutball when you met him. Yet you dragged your vulnerable little son into a crazy relationship with him, AND you had a kid with Ronald! So you’re stuck with him in a co-parenting capacity forever, and poor Daniel is two dads down. And your daughter is one dad down, for all intents and purposes. All because YOU decided to take your chances with super-sketchy Ronald. Let’s just try to parent our kids for awhile, shall we?

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