When 90 Day Fiancé fans caught up with Tiffany Franco and Ronald Smith on the season 6 premiere of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?, they were experiencing a rough patch in their marriage in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. But are they still together now? Keep scrolling to find out!
Despite previously reconciling after a brief split in January 2020, the couple appears to be on the verge of a split as of May 27. Tiffany and Ronald fueled breakup rumors when they both stopped following each other on Instagram. “Feel like I can breathe again,” she wrote via her Stories in a cryptic message. “No more pretending.”
Amid speculation about the status of their relationship, the South Africa resident also explained his stance on what is going on between them behind closed doors.
“I’m so, so, so tired of her playing victim and always saying she’s the one getting hurt or I’m always doing fault or I’m doing this wrong, or I don’t do this right,” Ronald replied in the comments section of 90 Day blogger John Yates‘ post rehashing the drama. “I’m tired of being the idiot honestly. Always trying for nothing just to be told I’m playing victim,” Tiffany also commented.
In regard to Ronald’s visa status, it seems the pair is still experiencing a delay due to lockdowns and closures amid the coronavirus pandemic. Based on social media, it appears Ronald is still thousands of miles away from his family in Maryland.
Fans last saw the duo on new episodes of HEA?, where Tiffany documented a visit to a divorce lawyer to learn about her options to possibly end her marriage to Ronald. At the time, the couple had been physically apart for eight months due to travel restrictions amid the pandemic, with Tiffany living in America with the couple’s daughter, Carley, and her son, Daniel, from a previous relationship, while Ronald was living in his native country of South Africa.
They had also been waiting for 10 months for an update on Ronald’s CR-1 visa, which is a visa that allows the spouse of a United States citizen to enter the country legally. The long-distance put a strain on the couple’s relationship.
“COVID has really put my marriage through the wringer,” the Frederick, Maryland, native said in her confessional. “I am all alone left to face everything and be responsible for everything. Ronald right now is not emotionally supportive, he’s not financially supportive. Not once does Ronald offer, ‘Hey, let me buy diapers for Carley. Hey, let me send her some clothes. Or let me send you money for clothes.’ Nothing. And that’s so frustrating because that’s not only my responsibility. I didn’t make this baby alone.”
After listing her reasons for wanting a divorce from her husband, the lawyer told Tiffany that to him, their issues seemed fixable through marriage counseling. While she agreed to try couples therapy, she canceled the flight tickets she had previously purchased for her, Carley and Daniel to visit Ronald in South Africa the following month. She told Ronald that if he wants them to visit him, he would have to step up and start to provide financially for their family of four — starting with purchasing new airplane tickets.
Ronald was extremely upset and said he felt Tiffany was being “spiteful” by canceling the tickets without discussing it with him first. Ronald insisted that the currency exchange from rands to dollars is not equal and it would be hard for him to equally share finances with Tiffany. She explained that all she wanted was to see a little bit of effort from her husband.
Despite Ronald’s pushback, Tiffany felt she made the best decision for her family. With the money that she saved in the plane tickets to South Africa, she was able to put a deposit down for an apartment for her, Carley and Daniel so they could move out of her mother’s house.
Time will tell if they are able to work through their marital issues.
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