Groom fakes his death to avoid getting married (Photos)

A bride-to-be was left devastated when her fiancé resorted to faking his own death to get out of their approaching wedding day.

Alex Lanchester, 23, of Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, received a
phone call just months before her wedding claiming that Tucker
Blandford, also 23, had died in a car accident.

She then rang the American’s parents to offer her condolences,
but they told her he was alive and well – and Miss Lanchester quickly
learned he had faked his death to avoid the wedding. She said:

‘He has shattered my trust and I’m not sure I’ll ever be in a relationship again. All I ever did was love him. I’m so sick of being messed around and I’m glad to be rid of him.
back, maybe I was naive. But I really loved him and never thought he
would go to such extreme measures to dump me. I’ve cried until I felt
numb but now I’m just really angry.‘I’ll be spending our would-be
wedding day making new memories without him. He’s a liar and a coward.
He had put on a different voice on the phone and pretended to be his
grieving father. What sort of sick person does that to his fiancé of two
It’s sickening

Miss Lanchester,first met Mr Blandford in August 2012 while studying abroad in the US.She took a job at the campus
cinema at the University of Connecticut where she bumped into set
painter Mr Blandford on her first day of work.Miss Lanchester said: ‘

Tucker was such a gentleman and was always buying me dinner and beautiful vintage jewellery. I’d never been in love like that before. Every Sunday he would take me out for pancakes, it was so sweet.
‘And to celebrate the day we got together, on the 10th of each month we would go out for a posh dinner. The worst thing was the idea that one day I would have to leave him and go back to England. The
thought of that was breaking my heart.’

After spending a year together Miss Lanchester began to plan for her
return to Britain – but Mr Blandford proposed. They spoke daily and
began making plans to spend their life together.

Miss Lanchester began to organise her dream wedding and set a date for
the big day – August 15, 2014. She bought a handmade dress from eBay and
picked out every detail for the occasion.

She even agreed to pay for flights for Mr Blandford to fly to Britain to
help with the wedding organisation and enjoy a holiday together.

Miss Lanchester said:

‘I went all out even though I had hardly any money. In the weeks running up to his visit I was mad with excitement.

But one week before Mr Blandford was due to land in Britain, she received a chilling phone call.

She said:

‘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.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.’

When contacted,he told a reporter in a telephone call:

‘I’m a terrible, awful person. I know I shouldn’t have told her I was
dead, but I didn’t know what else to do. Alex is an amazing girl but I
got scared and wanted to get out of the relationship.

‘It was moving extremely fast and with us being in different countries,
it was really hard. At the time I just felt like I couldn’t tell the
truth and thought if I could just postpone everything it would be

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