A 23-year-old woman named Alex Lanchester was excitedly anticipating her dream wedding to who she thought was the perfect man, when she received a phone call from her fiancé’s father.
She told The New York Post the voice on the other end informed her of some devastating news. “Alex, this is Tucker’s dad” it said. “There’s no easy way to say this … I am sorry to say that Tucker is dead.”
The father claimed that Tucker was in a deep depression and had committed suicide by throwing himself in front of a car.
Distraught by the news, Lanchester called her fiance’s mother to offer her condolences. Surprisingly, however, the mother had no idea what she was talking about. They both soon realized that the “dad” who called was actually Tucker himself. He had faked his identity because was too afraid to break off the wedding himself.
To make matters worse, this was the first time Tucker’s parents found out the couple were engaged.
Lanchester met Tucker Bradford in a Connecticut college in 2012 while she was studying abroad from the UK.
She claimed Bradford was a great boyfriend when they started dating.
“He was such a gentleman. He showered me with jewelries,” said Lanchester. “We would go out for a posh dinner on the 10th of every month to celebrate the day we got together.”
When Lanchester had to fly back home, Bradford surprised her by proposing. She said yes immediately, and was ecstatic to begin wedding plans.
The bride-to-be had already started making arrangements, spending thousands of dollars on venues, invitations, and her dress.
Once Lanchester found out her fiancé lied to her, she tried to call him, but Bradford wouldn’t answer. He eventually sent her a text admitting what he did.
She flew to the United States to what was supposed to be her honeymoon, because she refused to let Bradford ruin her experience.
“It may be our wedding day, but I’m going to spend it making my own awesome memories — without him,” said Lanchester.