Fulmer had previously denied rumors that he had an affair with a Buzzfeed employee, but fans confirmed the news.
TOPLINE The Try Guys, a group of YouTube content producers who began their careers at Buzzfeed before starting their own production company, made the announcement on Tuesday that they were parting ways with executive producer and founding member Ned Fulmer.
Eugene Lee Yang, Keith Habersberger, and Zach Kornfeld, the group’s surviving three members, declared in a statement on Tuesday that Fulmer would no longer be working with The Try Guys “as a consequence of a rigorous internal evaluation” and that they could no longer see “a road forward together.”
In a different statement, Fulmer admitted to having a “consensual professional relationship” and apologized to his followers as well as to his wife, Ariel Fulmer, who was frequently shown in content produced by The Try Guys.
In the future, Fulmer said he will put his marriage and kids first, adding that “family should have always been my priority.”
In her own statement, Ariel Fulmer thanked supporters for their help and pleaded for discretion on behalf of the couple’s two sons.
Seven.8 million. The Try Guys have that many subscribers to their primary YouTube channel. Their focus is primarily on the participants’ exploration of novel experiences. In recent recordings, the surviving members could be seen practicing stand-up comedy, making eclairs, and devouring the entire buffet in Las Vegas.
Fans had been speculating for days that Fulmer was having an affair with a member of the production team at The Try Guys before the allegations were made. Fans suspected that Fulmer was edited out of portions he filmed because he did not appear in The Try Guys’ three most recent YouTube videos. Pictures that were allegedly released online by a Reddit user showed Fulmer kissing a production manager who worked for the company in New York. Fulmer was renowned for keeping a “family man” persona and even included images of his wife and kids in his writing.
Infidelity rumors about Fulmer, who co-founded the company with Keith Habersberger, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene Lee Yang, had been the topic of speculative talk on Reddit and other social media sites before he was fired.
He apologized for whatever harm his actions may have brought to the boys and the fans, but especially to Ariel. “My wife and my children are the only things that count right now, so I’m going to concentrate my efforts there.”
Ariel Fulmer thanked everyone “who has reached out to me” in a post on Instagram, noting that “it means a lot.”
She stated, “Our family is everything to me and Ned, and all we ask right now is that you respect our privacy for the sake of our children.
In addition to a bestselling book, a tour, a documentary, and a show with the Food Network called “No Recipe Road Trip with the Try Guys” which is based on their YouTube series of the same name, The Try Guys have expanded their brand since leaving Buzzfeed in 2018 by launching all of these new ventures.
The four members of The Try Guys started the company in 2014 while they were still working as content creators at Buzzfeed. They left the company to start their own in 2018. Social media users debating the charges against Fulmer linked the circumstance to speculations around Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine, who was charged by a TikTok user with having an extramarital affair with his supermodel wife, Behati Prinsloo.