THE Try Guys will reportedly continue as a trio after Ned Fulmer was fired over his affair with producer Alex Herring.
The remaining three Try Guys – Keith Habersberger, Zach Kornfeld and Eugene Lee Yang – will continue to appear on the show and the producer will not be fired.
According to TMZ, it was decided that Fulmer, 35, should be fired not for cheating on his wife but because he is an owner of the company and was dating someone he directly supervised.
The show’s producers reportedly felt the need to protect Herring because she wasn’t in a “position of power.”
However, it is unclear if she will choose to remain in the job.
The boys released a video on Monday that aims to bring a timeline of events about Ned as well as “some transparency into our decision-making.”
They said fans alerted them to the “romantic public behavior” committed by Ned and “an employee” over Labor Day weekend.
“WE SEE NO WAY FORWARD TOGETHER”
The four men originally founded The Try Guys while all working for BuzzFeed, but then parted ways with the media company in 2018.
Since launching their own platform, the YouTube stars have amassed a following of nearly 8 million subscribers.
Speculation of a rift between Ned and his co-stars began when fans noticed he was edited out of their latest videos and podcasts.
Amidst that fan-watching, a Reddit user then posted and deleted a blurry video of a couple making out at a New York club.
Both the man and woman in the video are unidentifiable, but the user claimed the man is Ned and the woman is not his wife, Ariel.
Alex Herring, an associate producer of the popular YouTube group, was allegedly caught kissing Ned in a video.
The Try Guys announced in a statement shortly thereafter that they would be firing Ned.
Their statement read: “Ned Fulmer is no longer working with The Try Guys.
“As a result of a thorough internal review, we see no common way forward.
“We thank you for your support in managing this change.”
“I LOST FOCUS”
Ned and Alex reportedly met after she started working as an associate producer for the YouTube group.
Ned regularly shared updates from his seemingly idyllic life, posting pictures of his young sons and calling himself “Ariel Fulmer’s husband” in his Instagram bio.
Following the cheating allegations and after the Try Guys announced they were separating from Ned, he and his wife released separate statements.
In his Instagram apology post, Ned wrote, “Family should always have been my priority but I lost focus and had a consensual relationship at work.”
The YouTube star continued, “I’m sorry for any pain my actions may have caused the boys and the fans, but most importantly Ariel.”
He concluded, “The only things that matter right now are my marriage and my kids and that’s what I’m going to focus on.”
Ariel Fulmer posted her own Instagram statement, writing: “Thank you to everyone who has reached out – it means a lot to me.
“Nothing is more important to me and Ned than our family and all we ask now is that you respect our privacy for the sake of our children.”
Ned and Ariel have both continued to post on their Instagram Stories, showing a night at home with their two boys.
Ned and Ariel were married in 2012 and welcomed their first son, Wes, in 2018.
Their second son, Finley, was born in 2020.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6373510/the-try-guys-ned-fulmer-affair-producer/ The Try Guys update after Ned Fulmer was fired over an affair with producer Alex Herring as her future with the show was revealed