Woman Shockingly Claims She Hosted 'Fake Funeral' For Cheating Ex

That's one way to keep your significant other in line.

A woman has gone viral on TikTok for her wild allegation that, when she learned her now ex-boyfriend had cheated on her with another woman, she decided to host a fake funeral for him.

Thea Loveridge, who boasts more than 30,600 followers on the app, initially posted the wild accusation on the platform on April 20. She was responding to a video prompt asking TikTokers to "Tell me you're petty as f**k, without telling me you're petty as f**k."

Loveridge begins her video prefacing that her "baby daddy" is "a real piece of s***," alleging that while she was pregnant he engaged in an affair with a former girlfriend of his.

"After I had our son, I found out that he was cheating on me the whole time I was pregnant with his ex-girlfriend, who caused all this drama in our relationship," she explains.

Loveridge then wildly claims that when her partner was arrested after their child's birth, she contacted his mistress with a bold lie she created to keep her away from her family.

"She was messaging him trying to figure out where he was, like all confused why he wasn't talking to her. So I messaged her and told her that he was dead," she says.

Loveridge claims she even recruited members of her then-boyfriend's family in the elaborate plot to corroborate the fake death story.

"I got his sister to go along with it too, and we had a fake funeral and everything and sent her photos from the 'funeral,'" she says.

The most shocking part: The ex-girlfriend, at the time of filming, never caught on to her ruse.

"It's been three years and she still thinks he's dead," Loveridge claims. "And she posts little tributes every year on her Facebook page to 'the love of her life' and how she's so sorry that she couldn't be there when he died."

Loveridge spoke to Newsweek and further explained her decision to go forth with the wild story.

"[My boyfriend's mistress] obviously knew I was pregnant but also was constantly messaging me, harassing me and making up fabricated stories involving my son so I basically told her that he was dead so that she would leave me alone," she said.

"The funeral was more like a wake in which we were just taking photos of us all out together celebrating like you do after a funeral," she told Newsweek.

The video has since been viewed over 5.3 million times and liked by 1.1 million shocked viewers.


Many viewers, however, vocalized their support of Loveridge.

"This is pure evil. I absolutely LOVE it," one wrote. "This is so mean — keep it up," another commented.

"I really hope she gets a tribute tattoo," one person even boldly proclaimed.

Loveridge shortly thereafter posted some follow-up videos with proof to substantiate her wild accusations. In one TikTok, she uploaded a screenshot of one of the first posts the mistress supposedly made on her personal Facebook regarding the man's "death."

"One month tomorrow u left. U said goodbye to your demons. There was nothing anyone could do," the post reads. "This was ur peace."

"If I could have done more I would have but I know you left knowing i always had ur back and always loved you."

"Rip Scott. Forever my last love xxx," she allegedly concludes.

In another video, she claims she no longer has access to the "fake funeral" photos due to iCloud storage issues, but shared a photo from the night of the service.

"This is from the night that me and [my ex-boyfriend's] sister were out with the girls sending her photos saying that we were out drinking, celebrating his life," Loveridge says through giggles.

Again, many vocalized their support in the comments section of both videos.

"'Forever my last love' like girl you were the side piece," one person wrote. "Girl I love you so much," another added.

Loveridge also uploaded other videos to TikTok to provide more background information on the wild story her followers became invested in.

She first notes that her ex was arrested and charged with "assault" at the time of the death accusations. She even goes so far as to say that she "actually [did] her a favor" and accuses him of being "very abusive."

She also wildly claims that once her child's father found out about the false rumors she was spreading about his "death," he kept the elaborate lie going.

"He decided to keep going along with it and keep her thinking that he was dead, so he never called her or messaged her," Loveridge claims. "She also moved states so he definitely couldn't write to her because he didn't know her address."

Loveridge also told Newsweek that, despite her videos getting so much attention online, the woman still does not know that it was all a ruse.

"I haven't heard anything yet and the tributes are still on her page so up to this point i still don't think she knows," she said.

Amid the praise Loveridge received in her comments section, several voiced their concerns about the ethics of her actions. "The guy is clearly a s***head for doing that to you, but that is a pretty messed up thing to put that woman through," one viewer wrote.

Loveridge then posted a video response to that comment defending her decision.

"No b***h," she says, claiming that the mistress was "f*****g toxic and delusional."

"She literally made up that they were together the night before I gave birth to my son," she alleges. "I was with my baby daddy that night. He was there next to me the whole night, I was in [the] hospital."

"Like, b***h, for her to go and make that s**t up and say that he was calling her on these dates ... b***h I have receipts," she adds.

"But for her to go out of her way to make all that s**t up to hurt me when I was pregnant and vulnerable. B***h, you got what you deserved," Loveridge concludes.

Loveridge told Newsweek that she did not expect her video series to reach so many on TikTok.

"I anticipated a bit of interest from the video but not as much as it has had," she said. "Being in such a toxic environment in that relationship the behavior seemed normal to me so I was surprised that people reacted the way they did."

"Most of the reactions to the video have been positive so I am glad I have been able to entertain people and make them smile," she added.

Strangely enough, Loveridge is not the first to make headlines for a fake death rumor. Last summer, one woman who allegedly faked her own death was sentenced to 42 months in prison.

Woman hosts fake funeral for cheating ex
A woman has gone viral on TikTok for her bizarre story claiming that she told her ex's mistress that he had died and even planned a fake funeral for him. PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images