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Tiffany Franco and Ronald Smith became fan favorites from their season on 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way. They were just too darn cute together, we let our hopes for their relationship overshadow all the potential obstacles. Ronald was in recovery for a gambling addiction when Tiffany flew to South Africa for filming. She also had her son Daniel to think about. And those housing complex high voltage wires were certainly a game-changer.
Tiffany decided not to stay in South Africa and returned to the US with Daniel. She was also pregnant by Ronald and gave birth to their daughter Carley in July of 2019. Since then, they’ve been long-distance and that proved unsustainable. They split up in a very messy way in January when Ronald accused Tiffany of infidelity. But some surprising social media posts earlier this month indicate that these two don’t want to give up on each other just yet.
Deavan Clegg and Jihoon Lee’s relationship is one of few success stories from 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way. She moved to South Korea from Utah to live with her fiance and his parents. Some of the initial culture shocks were documented on the show, but since then, Deaven has embraced her new life. She often shares pictures on Instagram of the amazing food and leisure activities Korea has to offer.
South Korea has been struggling to contain the Covid-19 virus. Currently, their numbers tally at 8,236 people infected. But, they’ve set up an advanced testing and tracking system that has proved successful in slowing down the rate of infections.
According to Deavan, the outbreak is “bad.” And while people are on alert and stocking up on supplies, it’s nowhere near to the pandemonium that has been documented in stores across America.
I’m not gonna lie, I wasn’t expecting 90 Day Fiance The Other Way stars Tiffany Franco and Ronald Smith to be married forever. Their relationship was just riddled with red flags. Tiffany uprooted her sweet son Daniel and moved him to South Africa, where she didn’t have a job. Oh, and her husband is a recovering addict and thief.
That just wasn’t the recipe for happily ever after. But, Tiffany got pregnant and she was adamant about making their relationship work, despite all of those red flags. Low and behold, another 90 Day Fiance couple bites the dust. Color me shocked.
Paul Staehle and his wife Karine Staehle are the couple that dropped the word divorce many times in their tenure on 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way. It diluted the sting of it. And if they didn’t split up after Karine watched Paul climb into a doghouse and start talking to himself, what could possibly tear these two apart?
Maybe it was living together long-term that did it. After being apart off and on for many years, Paul was finally able to move his wife and their 7-month-old son Pierre Martins Staehle to the United States in June of this year. But the supposed happiness of reuniting the family didn’t last long.
90 Day Fiance spinoff 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way successfully drew audiences in with a new premise: have the American partner move to a foreign country. Part of the appeal was watching the U.S. citizen reacting to their new culture and navigating the ways of the country.
For Deavan Clegg, it was the adjustment of living in a small space with husband Jihoon Lee and his parents. Since the show ended, Deavan often shares pictures of her life in Korea. And goodness, the food looks amazing! Unfortunately, the learning curve of living in a new country sometimes has negative consequences as well. Especially when it comes to decisions about body and health issues.
We have made it through the first season of 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way. Like other shows in the franchise, this version lured me in and got me hooked. I might not have learned anything and my IQ might be 10 points lower for having watched, but boy it was fun. Quality television that delivers!
Out of all the couples on the show, Deavan Clegg and Jihoon Lee were arguably the most likeable and relatable. Sure, they made some bad decisions, like getting pregnant immediately after meeting, but both seemed to have their hearts, if not their decision-making skills in the right place. One thing I could not figure out during the season was why Deavan was moving to South Korea when she had a job and family in the U.S., while Jihoon was struggling to get by. Deavan recently revealed how she came to the decision to move and her purported reasons behind it are both sad and shocking.
Laura Jallali has joined a bevy of 90 Day Fiance ladies that lured their younger partners in under seemingly false pretenses. Laura, Rebecca, and Angela Deem all admitted to catfishing their men initially with outdated photos, filters, and all the best image-enhancing technology that exists.
Us 90 Day Fiance junkies were able to witness Zied and Michael Ilesanmi’s reaction as they met their significant others for the first time. But what about Aladin Jallali? He had already seen Laura in person, married, and consummated the union with a bit of short-lived and unsatisfying jiggy-jiggy, according to her. Actually, most of what we know about this couple is based on what Laura has said. She was the more vocal of the two at the “Couples Tell-All” reunion while Aladin admitted to struggling with the language and regretting not speaking through an interpreter. Finally, Aladin got a chance to share his side of the story by posting a series of videos on social media meant as a response to topics his ex-wife brought up on the show.