Runaway Bride's Former Groom Now Married

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Atlanta (AP) The man who was set to marry the runaway bride has finally tied the knot, to someone else.

John Mason's father, Claude Mason, tells people magazine his 35-year-old son married Shelley Martin last Saturday in a quiet ceremony at his parents' Duluth, Georgia home.

The elder Mason officiated the ceremony and says he's “very happy” for his son.

In 2005, John Mason's then-fiance Jennifer Wilbanks disappeared just days before their wedding. She turned up a few days later in New Mexico claiming she had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted.

She later admitted the story was a fake.

Wilbanks served two years probation over the episode and performed community service.

Wilbanks and Mason ended their engagement and sued each other. those suits were later dropped.

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