90 Day Fiance star Ronald Smith has apologized to Tiffany Franco for claiming she cheated on him during their marriage and admitted their recent split is actually his fault.

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Tiffany initially took to her Instagram Stories on January 28 to reveal she and her husband Ronald are "separating" less than seven months after the pair welcomed a daughter, Carley Rose, together.

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After Tiffany revealed "some things are just irreparable" in her post but declined specifics, Ronald claimed on social media he'd be "filing for divorce in South Africa" due to "adultery" on his wife's part. (however Ronald deleted the post shortly afterwards.)

Now, Ronald is taking it all back, and he seems to feel guilty for having falsely accused Tiffany of cheating on him.

"[Let me] set something straight. Me and Tiff, yes we [are] going through some sh-t that got out of hand and went viral, but what I noticed was a lot of hatespeech towards her about [cheating] which isn't true," Ronald wrote in a lengthy message to fans in Instagram Stories.

"It's a personal feeling I had because [our] marriage is not registered in the USA, so I felt like idk insecure, which was wrong from me! I was an assh-le towards Tiff and even though we [are] having a hard time, I'll still stand up for her [and] still love her."

Ronald confirmed in his post of Tiffany, "She's still my wife." (The pair got married in October 2018).

When Ronald alleged Tiffany had been unfaithful earlier this week, Tiffany lashed out and called Ronald "toxic" and manipulative, although she didn't name him directly in that part of her Instagram post.

"She had every reason to act the way she did -- reasons you don't know of, so why give her sh-t if you don't have full story. We are human. We make mistakes right?" Ronald continued.

"Tiff only tried to do good, not really control me but more protect me from wrong [people], places and temptations, and the more I think about it now, it makes sense. All she did was actually care for me and wanted me not to fall... She wanted me locked up [etc] (selfish me) and I apologize to her for making her look like the bad guy."

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Ronald insisted he's not trying to butter up his wife in order to reconcile and get her back.

"Don't get me wrong, I'm not kissing ass, but what's right is right. She's a good woman and mother. I took her for granted, so please don't give her trouble. She went [through] enough things," Ronald wrote.

Ronald therefore asked fans not to give Tiffany "a hard time, please."

"She was more the victim and I'll admit here I was a dick to her at times, worrying about me, me, me and not looking after her feelings or needs," Ronald confessed.

"What was seen about her on TV is opposite of who she is and TV would only show the bad of you, not the good, right? She's a true gem. I'm not posting this to score brownie points by her; I'm posting this to make things right. She went through a lot with me for 3 years and only wants what's best for us obviously."

Ronald went on to admit he's actually at fault for the couple's falling out.

"So if it comes down to who's to blame, I'll take it full on. Tiffany is [a] wonderful woman besides my mom lol. Best I know. Caring, loving, she worries more about my needs than her own, she makes a way for me to see Carley," Ronald wrote.

"I was upset [the] other day posting [when] she denies me from calls, and that was stupid of me and [I was] being a d-ck. Sorry for that. Fact is she's still my wife. I love her no matter what, and I will stand up for her where need be."

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Ronald then asked trolls and haters to reach out to him if they have a problem with the mother of his child.

"Please, [people] want to give someone sh-t for the way she is, contact me because it's my fault. Once again, I'm sorry for [that] post of mine towards her -- was cruel and wrong of me. Hope you guys can forgive me and leave her," Ronald added.

Ronald concluded his message by saying he's pretty sure Tiffany will allow him to continue seeing their daughter Carley, who was born in July 2019.

Meanwhile, Tiffany has posted a series of Instagram replies to comments from some of her followers in which she has insisted she "made a big mistake with" Ronald and he had "messed up time and time again."

"He has never stopped lying and I've been trying to work things out... But he is just not really there. He is just interested in other things," Tiffany claimed.

"He worked after I left [South Africa] and lost the job -- never sent money to Carley [and] only messed up time and time again."

Tiffany also claimed the former gambling addict has suffered multiple relapses and his addiction had continued to be an issue in their relationship after 90 Day Fiance's cameras stopped following the couple.

"Okay I understand where you are coming from. But it was never the past it's never stopped," Tiffany replied to a poster who accused her of "continually" throwing Ronald's "past in [his] face."

"You guys see one tiny piece of a very complicated story it never ever ever stopped it just kept going and going and going," she continued.

"It was my mistake my very enormous mistake thinking everything was OK After the wellness center it was absolutely not."

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In addition, Tiffany claimed Ronald's relapses began before she even left South Africa and returned to the United States to give birth to their child and also occurred while 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way was filming.

"People have called me controlling for so long because of the scenes in the show where I'm lashing out on him telling him I don't trust him," Tiffany wrote in another Instagram comment.

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"What they don't know is a few days before filming that saying he had relapsed. That is a perfect example."

Tiffany also addressed another follower's criticism that her decision to return to America had contributed to Ronald's relapses.

"Yeah I also thought maybe he needs us there to feel strong but he also relapsed when we were right there with him so no my love you are [wrong] there as well," Tiffany wrote.

"I had to take his daughter and give birth to her in a safe place where I knew she was going to have a bed to sleep on and a roof over her head and milk to drink same for my son if that makes me shitty in your eyes then so be it."

"I don't care I don't need you to think anything of it I know I'm a great mother and I know I was a wonderful wife to him," she continued.

"He got very used to making a very big mess and to [mistreating] me very badly and to hurting to the point that it was second nature to him he didn't even feel the need to apologize anymore at this point that's how bad things got."

"He would lie and do his things and make a mess and if I have something to say about it he would call me crazy and when I was right and the truth would come out he would say OK."

"But I am the bad guy right? Do not pretend you know me you will never have the luxury. I'm a wonderful person with a huge heart and I try to see the good in everyone and I will do everything I can even at the cost of my own well-being."

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Tiffany and Ronald's split seemed to be pretty sudden, as Ronald just gushed about his wife on Instagram last week.

"I truly with out a doubt have the cutest and most beautiful wife @tiffanyfrancosmith and blessed with 2 gorgeous kids. just look at them !!!! #proudAF #prouddad #proudhusband @tlcupdates @90dayfiancenews @90dayfiancetheotherway #90dayfiance_tlc #90dayfiancetheotherway #90dayfiance," Ronald captioned a slideshow of family photos on January 19.

Tiffany was a 27-year-old from Frederick, MD, and Ronald was a 29-year-old from South Africa when they starred on 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way last year.

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90 Day Fiance: The Other Way followed American citizens moving across the globe and living in foreign countries for the sake of love and their future partners.

The Americans had 90 days to wed in order to stay in their new countries, and Tiffany and Ronald's October 20, 2018 wedding was shown on the TLC reality series.

But Tiffany said because South Africa turned out to be a dangerous place to live for her young children, she wanted to move back to the United States and attempt to relocate Ronald to America on a spousal visa.

After giving birth to Carley in Summer 2019, Tiffany revealed on Part 1 of 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way's Tell-All special, which aired in October 2019, that life in the U.S. was "so much harder" than she could have ever anticipated without her husband by her side.

In Part 2 of the Tell-All special, Tiffany revealed she had already purchased plane tickets so she and her children could visit Ronald again in South Africa soon.

Ronald, however, had yet to apply for the visa because he said it was going to cost him a lot of money.

"If Ronald's visa does not get approved, that's something we're going to have to face if it happens, but I'm not making a plan for that," Tiffany explained on the show.

Tiffany said at the time she wouldn't accept anything other than Ronald coming to the United States because she simply wasn't ready to move her kids to another country. However, Ronald had a prior lengthy criminal record standing in his way stemming from his gambling addiction.

Although the couple continued to live apart after the show, they documented their love story on social media and there didn't appear to be any real trouble in paradise.

Tiffany and Ronald maintained faith and optimism they could get through anything together -- at least for a while.

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