Man avoids wedding…by faking his own death


So, you have that big wedding planned when you suddenly realise:

What are your options? Well, you could take a leaf out of Tucker Blandford’s book and fake your death. No? A break-up would be far easier, we have to agree.

Tucker met his former fiancée, Englishwoman, Alex Lanchester, when they studied together at the University of Connecticut in 2012.

After spending time together and falling in love, Alex’s time to return home loomed. Not wanting to lose her, Tucker proposed and she said yes.

Alex began to plan her big day, while Tucker said he had the venue booked for August 15, four days ago.

One day, Alex got a phone call from someone claiming to be Tucker’s dad, saying he had been depressed and had committed suicide. Alex described this surreal moment, saying: “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 Alex called Tucker’s mom, she found out this was not true, he was alive and well but had told her they had called off their engagement.

Tucker has since spoken about his actions, saying: “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 … 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.”

Moral of the story? Don’t be afraid of confrontation!