Imagine the horror of a bride-to-be who is told that her fiancé has passed away. Twenty-three-year-old British woman Alex Lanchester knows exactly what it feels like to suddenly lose a loved one.
Alex received a phone call months before her marriage to Tucker Blandford telling her that he had been killed in a car accident, leaving her devastated. When she rang Tucker’s parents to express her condolences she was told he was alive and well.
Imagine her horror not when she realized it was in fact Blandford himself pretending to be his own father over the phone.
"He has shattered my trust and I'm not sure I'll ever be in a relationship again," she said. "All I ever did was love him. I'm so sick of being messed around and I'm glad to be rid of him."
Apparently Tucker had pulled his stunt to get out of their impending marriage.
The two had met while Lanchester was studying in the U.S. and would have been married if he hadn’t "died."
“I'll be spending our would-be wedding day making new memories without him,” she said.
Although Blandford has never answered any of Lanchester's calls after his "death," he told reporters that he just wasn’t ready for a commitment. “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 confessed.
If Hollywood has any plans to make a male version of “The Runaway Bride,” they have an ideal candidate to play the lead.