Ned Fulmer has departed The Try Guys YouTube channel. BuzzFeed News reported that photos of Fulmer kissing his colleague Alexandria Herring were leaked on Reddit. Fulmer confirmed in a tweet that he had been cheating on his wife, interior designer Ariel Fulmer. Fulmer’s departure was confirmed in an Instagram post saying, “Ned Fulmer is no longer working with The Try Guys. As a result of a thorough internal review, we do not see a path forward together.” Many YouTubers have come under fire for various reasons (e.g., PewDiePie and Shane Dawson), and Fulmer’s affair has left his career and marriage uncertain.
— Ned Fulmer (@nedfulmer) September 27, 2022
The Try Guys Lose Founding Member Ned Fulmer
Inside Hook explains that The Try Guys started as a BuzzFeed comedy team featuring Ned Fulmer, Eugene Lee Yang, Zach Kornfeld, and Keith Habersberger. Fulmer and his fellow Try Guys eventually left BuzzFeed to start their own YouTube channel. The channel has reached immense popularity, boasting 7.83 million subscribers and more than two billion views. Fulmer has been absent from the latest videos in recent weeks, and his picture was removed from the theme song sequence. The three other Try Guys are no longer following Fulmer on Instagram, nor is the official Try Guys account, which has changed its profile picture to the logo.
Fulmer built himself a reputation as an internet Wife Guy, dedicating much of his Try Guys content to his marriage. They had their own show on the channel, Try DIY With Ned and Ariel, and Ariel has been featured in many “Try Wives” videos. The pair also coauthored Date Night Cookbook and cohost the podcast Baby Steps.
Ariel Fulmer thanked her followers for reaching out on Instagram, saying, “Nothing is more important to me and Ned than our family, and all we request right now is that you respect our privacy for the sake of our kids.”
Extramarital affairs seem to be on the rise as of late, with Ime Ukoda losing his job as Boston Celtics head coach for an affair and with Maroon 5’s lead singer Adam Levine facing allegations of multiple affairs.
Ned Fulmer’s affair has ended his time with The Try Guys, which may have ended his entire YouTube career. Time will tell if his marriage will survive.