Taking the problem of “wedding jitters” to a whole new level, one man actually faked his own death in order to get out of marrying his fiancee.
After dating for a year, University of Connecticut graduates Alex Lanchester and Tucker Blandford decided to get tie the knot in Lanchester’s native Britain. But they never quite made it up the aisle.
“I picked up my phone and there was a man saying he was Tucker’s dad. He told me Tucker had been deeply depressed and wanted to die, so had thrown himself in front of a car,” Lanchester, 23, told The Daily Mirror.
“The man explained that they had been trying to send Tucker off to a psychiatric unit for help. But it was too late. I couldn’t breathe. It was absolutely devastating.”
Lanchester immediately phoned Blandford’s mother, and that’s where the hoax totally fell apart.
“His parents didn’t even know we were getting married,” she explained. “They thought we had broken up when I left America. Then it hit me, that voice on the other end of the phone had sounded eerily familiar. I realized it was Tucker pretending to be his dad. My whole world crumbled.”
Meanwhile, Blandford, also 23, admitted to the MailOnline that he is “a terrible, awful person” and shouldn’t have faked his own death in order to get out of his wedding. He just, “didn’t know what else to do.”
“Alex is an amazing girl but I got scared and wanted to get out of the relationship,” he said. “It was moving extremely fast and with us being in different countries, it was really hard.”
Not surprisingly, Lanchester, who was expecting to say “I do” last week, on August 15, isn’t exactly jumping to forgive her ex, calling him, “a liar and a coward.”
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