Try Guy Tries Infidelity

By: MELI MENDOZA / STAFF REPORTER

The remaining Try Guys posted a video together following the announcement that Ned Fulmer was no longer a part of the company. (Photo: The Try Guys/Youtube)

The Try Guys quartet is now a trio.


The popular Youtube channel, The Try Guys, made up of Zach Kornfled, Keith Habersberger and Eugene Lee Yang, released a statement on Sept. 27, saying that the fourth member, Ned Fulmer, was no longer a part of the company.


Originally formed during their time at Buzzfeed, the end of their contracts prompted them to start a Youtube Channel of their own in 2018.


The group is famous for their challenge videos that often include friends and other Youtube stars.


The decision to remove Fulmer, a founding member of the group, was made after news broke that Fulmer had engaged in a romantic extramarital relationship with the show’s executive producer, Alex Herring.


Rumors started spreading among the channel’s eight million subscribers in mid-september, when Fulmer suddenly vanished from the group’s videos. Then, on Sept. 26, the rumors caught fire after a post was made on Reddit, showing messages between a fan/Reddit user and Will Thayer, Alex Herring’s fiancé.


The post included proof of the affair, showing images and videos of Fulmer and Herring kissing and dancing at a club in New York City.


This sparked other fans to come forward with photos and videos of the two at outings and concerts.


The Try Guys responded to the rumors the day after, by releasing a statement on Instagram saying that “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.”


Ariel Fulmer, the wife of Ned Fulmer, posted on Instagram thanking fans for their support, but also requesting privacy with respect to her kids.


Ned Fulmer also used the social media platform to respond to the news. “ I lost focus and had a consensual workplace relationship. I’m sorry for any pain my actions may have caused to the guys and the fans but most of all Ariel.”


Fulmer was known as the “Wife Guy” for his on-camera personality centering around his love for his wife.


Following the news of the affair breaking, Fulmer was removed from the channel’s social media and merchandise website.


On Oct. 3, the remaining trio posted a video explaining their statement and requested privacy for the families involved.


In the video the Try Guys explained that Fulmer was no longer a part of the company, and how, due to legal issues they would not be able to go into further depth. They explained that they on Labor Day weekend had been alerted by fans who had ssen Fulmer and an employee of the company, engaging in “public romantic behavior.” They explained that Fulmer had admitted to the rumors when confronted, and told the group that it “had been going on for some time.”


There were rumors that the Try Guys knew what was going on, but they quickly debunked that, saying, “We just want you to know that, we had no idea this was going on. All of this information was as shocking to us, as it has been to you this past week.”


Yang, who has been close with Ariel Fulmer for a long time, clearly struggled to deliver the statement. Fans who responded to the video on social media noted Yang’s facial expressions throughout the video, saying that he is clearly furious about the events.


“He. Is. SEETHING.,” another Twitter user wrote.


The video culminated with the Try Guys reflecting on the future, saying that the image of the company has been changed forever and that they are taking a new approach to the creation of their content.


“We look forward to introducing you to the next era of The Try Guys ahead.”

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