After founding member Ned Fulmer had an extramarital affair with a coworker, the Try Guys, a group of YouTube celebrities, cut ties with Ned.
Fulmer’s leaving was not explained by the remaining members Eugene Lee Yang, Keith Habersberger, and Zach Kornfeld, but in his own statement, Fulmer verified recent reports that he was seeing a coworker.
The Try Guys announced the decision to part ways with Fulmer in a statement that was shared on Instagram and Twitter.
The message on The Try Guys’ official Instagram account, which has 1.5 million followers, read, “We do not see a path forward together.” “We thank you for your support as we navigate this change,” they said.
Fulmer claimed that he “lost focus and had a consensual workplace relationship” in a statement that was published to his verified Twitter account.
In his statement, Fulmer apologized to his wife Ariel Fulmer, saying, “I’m sorry for any pain my actions may 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.”
On her Instagram page, Ariel Fulmer posted a message expressing gratitude to “everyone who has reached out to me.”
She wrote, “Our family is everything to me and Ned.” For the sake of our children, we are just asking that you respect our privacy at this time.
As a result of fans starting to notice Fulmer’s absence in recent videos, there has been a lot of internet rumor about the group and Fulmer in recent days.
The three most recent videos on the main YouTube channel’s roster, which has more than 7.8 million subscribers, did not feature Fulmer. Both The Try Guys’ Instagram account and recent podcasts had not featured him.
The Try Guys are a group of four guys named Fulmer, Eugene Lee Yang, Keith Habersberger, and Zach Kornfeld who gained fame on YouTube for their vlog-style review films in which they sampled full menus from well-known fast-food restaurants or a device that simulates labor pains.
Their popularity has spurred the creation of books, a Food Network TV show, merchandising, and media projects.
The leaders introduced their families and partners to their material as their fan base developed, including Fulmer’s wife, who participates in a podcast with the other spouses of the group members. She has also been glaringly absent from the most recent episodes.