Some people are unbelievable. Why can’t you runaway as some brides do rather than faking your own death? This story ofÂ Alex Lanchester who was all set to marry the love of her life last Friday will surprise you.
The 23-year-old British woman had bought a dress off Ebay, booked a photographer and chosen the bridesmaidsâ€™ dresses.
So when the phone rang a week before the wedding, she was startled to hear it was her American fianceâ€™s father on the line â€” and that he was calling with some terrible news. The voice on the phone said her fiance, 23-year old set painter Tucker Blandford, had died in a car accident.
Alex collapsed into tears as she absorbed the news of Tuckerâ€™s death. She said: â€œI couldnâ€™t breathe.â€Â â€œIt was devastatingâ€.
But Alexâ€™s day was about to get a whole lot stranger. Because when she phoned Tuckerâ€™s mother to offer her condolences, she learned her fiance was not only alive, but completely unscathed.
What emerged next was almost unthinkable: TuckerÂ had posed as his father to make the cruel phone call, faking his own death to avoid the impendingÂ wedding.
Tucker â€” whom Alex had met while studying in Connecticut in 2012Â â€“ has sinceÂ admitted his outrageous actions, tellingÂ aÂ Daily MailÂ reporter:Â â€œIâ€™m a terrible, awful person.â€
â€œI know I shouldnâ€™t have told her I was dead, but I didnâ€™t know what else to do,â€ he said.
â€œâ€˜I got scared and wanted to get out of the relationship.Â It was moving extremely fast and with us being in different countries, it was really hard.â€
Alex, who is now travelling soloÂ in the US rather than cancellingÂ the trip sheâ€™d originally booked for her Connecticut nuptials, toldÂ The MirrorÂ sheâ€™d beenÂ â€˜young, in love andÂ naÃ¯veâ€™ during theÂ engagement.
â€œIn hindsight, all the warning signs were there and I should have known he wasnâ€™t going to marry me,â€ AlexÂ said.
She described her â€˜mixed feelingsâ€™ in a video message reflecting on the traumatic events.
â€œIâ€™m aÂ little bit heartbroken, a little bit relieved. Iâ€™m really glad Iâ€™m not going to be married to some sort of low-life scumbag whoâ€™s going to fake his own death, just be really mean about it. Iâ€™ve learned a lot about myself and Iâ€™m a great person without him.â€
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