A young woman from the UK was exposed to more pain and heartache than anyone should have to when her fiance faked his own suicide in an effort to get out of their wedding. Alex Lanchester was living in the UK and planning to return to the states when she received a call from her fiance, Tucker’s father reporting that he had committed suicide. Struck with grief, Alex called Tucker’s mother to offer condolences and mourn to which she received a nasty shock–Tucker was ALIVE!
“All I ever did was love him,” said heartbroken Alex. “After this I’m not sure I can trust a man ever again.”
"He was such a gentleman," says Alex. "He showered me with jewellery. We would go out for a posh dinner on the 10th of every month to celebrate the day we got together.
"I'd never been in love like that before. I met his family and they treated me like a daughter. His mum and I became so close."
The only cloud on the horizon was Alex's looming return to the UK once her year was up. When the time came, she packed her suitcase with tears pouring down her face.
But Tucker had a solution to that - he asked her to marry him. "I said yes straight away," she says. "I was super happy and smiling like an idiot."
Tucker also promised to fly out to see her the following month.
Alex was to pay for his flights and she booked day trips and even a stay in a Dorset hotel.
She says: "I went all out even though I had hardly any money."
She had also spent £600 on wedding invitations, the photographer and other essentials.
But just a week before Tucker was due to arrive, Alex received the chilling phone call.