Faking your own death to get out of marrying someone is pretty heartbreaking and generally a really terrible thing to do.
But that didn't stop Tucker Blandford from ending his relationship with his long-distance fiancée, Alex Lanchester (she's in England, he's in Connecticut), by faking his own suicide.
Unfortunately, we're not kidding.
Blandford reportedly called his soon-to-be wife and pretended to be his own father and informed her of his untimely death just months before the couple's big day.
“Alex, this is Tucker’s dad,” the bride said while recounting their phone conversation in a report. “There’s no easy way to say this… I am sorry to say that Tucker is dead.”
In the report, Lanchester says Blandford (again, posing as his dad) told her he was, “suffering from depression and had thrown himself in front of a car.”
Lanchester then called her betrothed's mother to offer her condolences and instead discovered her fiancé was actually alive and well. She also found out he had never even told his parents he was engaged, the Metro reported via the Mirror. What a stand-up guy.
Blandford has since admitted Lancaster's allegations are true.
"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," he said in a report. "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 better," he told the Daily Mail.
We're sure she's doing just find without her would-have-been husband. Anyone who fakes his or her own death is definitely not someone you want to spend the rest of your life with anyway.
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