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We Finally Have An Update On Ned & Ariel After Leaving The Try Guys

One thing about Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour is that the concert knows how to bring people together, especially in the case of Ned and Ariel Fulmer. Please bear with me as I explain. An image of the two posing in a photo during a stop on the Eras Tour has been circulating the internet, providing an unexpected Ned Fulmer update in 2023, and the two appeared to be quite happy together. With all of the turmoil surrounding Ned’s cheating scandal last year, this picture seems to suggest that the two are still together

So, if you need a refresher, Ned was a member of The Try Guys (along with Keith Habersberger, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene Lee Yang), a series produced through BuzzFeed’s YouTube channel. The Try Guys separated from the company into their own standalone channel and brand in 2018, where they would try different things for the viewer’s entertainment. 

However, on Sept. 27, 2022, Ned and Ariel were the subject of an internet firestorm after it was reported — and eventually confirmed by Ned himself via an Instagram post — that he had cheated on Ariel with a former Try Guys producer, Alex Herring. This was shocking since not only were both Ned and Herring in committed relationships at the time, but it was also out of character, particularly for Ned, who based his entire Try Guy persona on loving his wife. 

Fulmer apologized in writing on Instagram, saying, “Family should have always been my priority, but I lost my focus and had a consensual workplace relationship.” The apology continues, “I’m sorry for any pain that my actions have caused to the guys and the fans but most of all to Ariel. The only thing that matters right now is my marriage and my children, and that’s where I am going to focus my attention.”

Ariel also stated in a now-deleted Instagram post that she appreciates followers’ encouragement and support for her, writing, “Thanks to everyone who has 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.”

In light of the news, the Try Guys also addressed the situation, eventually firing Ned from the group. They announced that Ned was no longer working with the team after an “internal review” in an Instagram post on the group account. 

Following the confirmation posts, the Fulmers became virtually silent, with no posts on their social media accounts since the beginning of the controversy. The two were last seen walking side by side with their wedding bands still on in L.A. on Sept. 28, 2022.

Everything remained very quiet about the two until a TikTok user, @amandachristine_1, uploaded news of the Fulmers in a selfie with his sister, Grace Fulmer, and a friend in the photo as they do a silly pose during the Eras Tour. They can also be seen sporting themed concert outfits. The photo appears to be from after the show, as it is simply captioned with the word “After” on Grace’s Instagram story.

ned and ariel fulmer with ned\'s sister, grace, and a friend at taylor swift\'s eras tour
graceogram via Instagram Stories

All fans can hope for is that Ariel remains happy, whether that’s together with Ned or apart.

Siobhan Robinson is a member of the Her Campus national writing program. She works on the Entertainment and Culture team, covering the most recent pop culture events, trends, and entertainment releases. Previously, she worked as an Entertainment and Culture intern during the Spring 2023 semester, where she was supervised in writing breaking news verticals, live coverage of events such as the Grammys and Met Gala, and interviewing emerging Gen Z talent for Her Campus's "Next Questions" segment. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in Spring 2024 with a B.A. in Communication Studies from San Jose State University and received communication honors for completing a graduate-level course during her undergraduate studies. While in college, she was an active member of the SJSU chapter of Her Campus, serving on the executive board as Editor-In-Chief. In this role, she supervised a team of writers, senior editors, and copy editors, and assessed their articles for the site. Previously, she served as a senior editor, supervising a team of 4-5 writers, and also worked as a campus correspondent for the entire chapter. Additionally, she contributed to the school's publication magazine, Access, and became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. In her free time, Siobhan enjoys scrapbooking, hanging out with friends, going to concerts, and, of course, writing for fun! A die-hard fangirl, she loves sharing everything she knows about her favorite boy bands, even if you don't ask. If you need her, you'll likely find her binge-watching the latest K-drama or catching up on pop-culture social commentaries on YouTube.