Ronald Cummings and Mistry Croslin, are scheduled to appear on the Today show at 7:30 EST this morning. They were reportedly married in a simple ceremony at the home of Cummings’ grandmother in Welaka about 4:30 p.m. yesterday though originally they were believed to be exchanging vows at the Dunns Creek Baptist Church.
There were allegations earlier in the week concerning a possible custody battle for Haleigh’s brother. Was the decision to marry an effort to present a more stable family environment or as they suggest simply something Haleigh wanted?
While thier wedding took place less than one week after he proposed, the mother of Haleigh Cummings mother allegedly has put her own nuptials on hold.
Haleigh’s maternal grandmother said her daughter, Crystal Sheffield, had postponed her wedding plans until the young girl is found.
“I feel like they’ve got something to hide,” Marie Griffis said. “Why are they getting married right now?”
Recap: There were no revelations from Ronald or Misty nor difficult questions posed from Meredith Vieira. Misty sat with her hands together while Ronald had his arms folded in front. The newly married couple appeared quite subdued, with Ronald repeatedly stating the focus needs to be back on Haleigh and not his personal life.
When Misty was asked about why there were inconsistencies in her story, she hesitated and replied she didn’t know. Oddly when asked why the need to marry now, Ronald paused for a moment before saying it was what Haleigh would want. After being asked about the alleged person dressed in black, described by his son as a possible abductor he believes the “story” originated from his ex-wife Crystal and her family.