After speculation about the Try Guys’ Ned Fulmer cheating on his wife Ariel with his employee reached a fever pitch on Twitter and Reddit, with fans calling out Ned for ruining his “wife guy” persona, both Ned and Ariel have released statements addressing the accusations on their social media accounts. Ned and Ariel have been married since 2012, with their status as a couple being one of Ned’s most instantly recognizable traits as a Try Guy. Here’s what Ned and Ariel said about the cheating scandal.
Ariel posted a text screenshot on her Instagram account on Sept. 27 that read, “Thanks to everyone who reached out to me — it means a lot. 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.” She captioned the post with a red heart emoji. Ned also posted a text screenshot on Sept. 27, around the same time as Ariel. His statement confirmed the cheating allegations. He wrote, “Family should always have been my priority, but I lost focus and had a consensual workplace relationship. I’m sorry for any pain that my actions may have caused to the guys and the fans but most of all to Ariel. The only that matters right now is my marriage and my children, and that’s where I am going to focus my attention.”
Both Ariel and Ned tagged each other as well as the Try Guys’ official Instagram account in their statements. The Try Guys also posted their own statement announcing Ned’s departure from the company, but didn’t explicitly state a reason. “Ned Fulmer is no longer working with The Try Guys,” their statement read. “As a result of a thorough internal review, we do not see a path forward together. We thank you for your support as we navigate this change.”
The Try Guys Instagram account no longer follows Ned, nor do any of the other Try Guys (Zach Kornfeld, Keith Habersberger, and Eugene Lee Yang) on their personal accounts. None of the people who posted statements have named the other person involved in the “consensual workplace relationship” mentioned by Ned, but many believe it to be Alexandria Herring, an associate producer for the Try Guys and a member of the Food Babies on YouTube. Herring has not posted anything since the news broke, but has limited comments on her Instagram posts.