In hot water! 90 Day Fiancé star Ronald Smith was called out by his estranged wife Tiffany Franco on 90 Day: The Single Life for taking money from his ex-girlfriend while trying to work on their marriage, but who was the woman in his life following their breakup? Keep reading to find out everything we know about Ronald’s girlfriend.
Who Was ‘90 Day Fiance’ Ronald Smith’s New Girlfriend Following Tiffany Split?
The South Africa native first went public with a new romance in November 2021 after the TLC couple’s August split.
“Let me introduce everyone to the new person in my life @laurenleightonfraser you picked me up when i was down!” Ronald, 30, captioned a TikTok reposted via Instagram on Tuesday, November 16. “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 everytime thank you for who you are in my life and thank you for being part of my life.”
In the TikTok, Ronald shared several loved-up photos and videos of him and Lauren. She seemed to have recently visited him in his native country of South Africa, and their memories from the trip were synced to the song “In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young. The lyrics read, “In case you didn’t know / you got all of me / I belong to you / Yeah, you’re my everything / In case you didn’t know / I’m crazy about you / and I would be lying if I said that I could live this life without you.”
How Did Tiffany Initially React to Her Ex’s New Relationship?
Shortly after Ronald’s Instagram announcement about his new relationship, Tiffany took to Instagram Live to address her estranged husband’s new girl. “Ronald and I are no longer together but we are still married on paper,” the makeup artist reiterated to her fans. “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, cause he’s still a married man,” Tiffany continued. “But I’m just gonna 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. It’s really weird. I’ve never dealt with somebody who’s like this, a cheater. I don’t deal with these kind of women. 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 he does look happy.”
The Maryland resident added that she would not “bash” Ronald, with whom she shares daughter Carley Rose. “It’s painful. It’s 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,” she admitted, while wishing the new couple the best and asking her followers not to “come at” them online as she appeared to wipe away tears. She also asked her followers to stop sending her Ronald’s video via Instagram DM.
“I do not want to see the person I was with for the last five years sucking on someone’s neck,” she added. “I’m not interested.”
When Did Tiffany and Ronald Get Back Together?
Did 90 Day Fiance’s Tiffany and Ronald Break Up Again?
While Tiffany reignited her love life on the spinoff 90 Day: The Single Life, during the series, Ronald asked if Tiffany could bring their daughter Carley to South Africa to visit him. During the trip, the pair made a point to work on their relationship and while Ronald impressed the mom of two with his efforts, it seems the love connection didn’t last.
In the teaser for the season 3 tell-all, it appears Ronald isn’t done with his ex-girlfriend.
“After being in South Africa and him telling me for a month already, that we were together,” Tiffany explained to host Shaun Robinson. “I found out he was still talking to that ex-girlfriend and getting money from her.”
“Oh so you want to go there?” he shot back via video call. “Get the f–k out of here.”