Thankfully, such an extreme, thoughtless way to avoid cancelling or postponing a wedding is a rare occurrence. Here's a time line of the Wilbanks selfish saga.
Time Line:March 15, 2008: John Mason married Shelley Martin
Birthdate:Jennifer Carol Wilbanks was born on August 25, 1973.
How They Met:
John proposed while they were having dinner at his house. Although the couple lived together, they decided to remain chaste and to not have intimate relations with one another until they were married.
John, Office Manager. He is considering being a preacher.
A Friend of John, about the breakup, May, 2006: "I think John realized there were some fundamental differences in their personalities that he wasn't going to be able to deal with."