The “I Love my Wife” Guys and Cheating: Why?

The "I Love my Wife" Guys and Cheating: Why?

Last week, we all witnessed Adam Levine, Maroon 5‘s lead singer’s cheating scandal, and how everyone was shocked and disappointed about it because of how he kept making his brand all about loving his wife and then did her dirty. 

A week later, the past repeats itself and brings us to another cheating scandal that’s pretty similar to Levine’s – Ned Fulmer from the Try Guys.

If you’ve checked Twitter recently in the last couple of days, you’ve most probably come across several tweets that talk about Ned Fulmer cheating on his wife. Yes, that Try Guy whose whole brand is “I love my wife.” We’ll give you some context if you’re unaware of the situation.

Who are these two, and what’s their story?

Ned Fulmer was a member of The Try Guys, and it’s a popular channel on Youtube. Fulmer was well known for being a “wife guy” in that he always mentioned his wife, Ariel Fulmer, in videos and other Try Guys media. Loving his wife was literally his whole brand, and even a minute and a half video was made with nothing but Ned saying, “My wife.”

In addition, He and his wife co-authored a cookbook, and both regularly appeared on the podcast You Can Sit With Us

Ned apparently cheated with a woman named Alexa Herring, who is the producer in the Try Guys LLC. Herring was also engaged to someone for 10 years. So he did not only cheat on his wife, he cheated with an employee of his.

After footage of Ned with Alexa went viral and people on social media kept talking about the situation, Try Guys posted an announcement that Ned is no longer a part of their team. However, they didn’t mention anything about Alexa in this announcement. 

Later on, Fulmer posted an online statement himself.

His wife, Ariel Fulmer, also released a statement on her Instagram page.

As for Adam Levine, the case was just equally as bad.

Levine has constantly been showing how much he loves his wife by showing her in music videos, mentioning her in interviews, and just showing his love on social media.

Then out of nowhere, an Instagram model, Sumner Stroh, made a video and claimed they had an affair and that he wanted to name his unborn child after her. Oh yes, we forgot to mention his wife is currently pregnant.

In the video, we can see screenshots Levine sent to Sumner, and they’re cringe, to say the least.

It’s worth noting that Adam Levine is married to supermodel Behati Prinsloo who he shares 2 kids and soon to be a third kid.

The "I Love my Wife" Guys and Cheating: Why?

The reason behind people’s disappointment in cheating scandals 

We know very well that stories of cheating happen all the time in real life, so it should be no surprise. But Social media and influencers make people fall into the trap of believing that their lives and relationships are all sunshine and rainbows. 

It is evidently frustrating to see someone who expresses and shows love and appreciation for their partner all the time and draws an image of what a healthy, faithful relationship looks like, and then BOOM, the fairytale-like relationship ends and turns out that it wasn’t compassionate and raw as we thought it was.   

It’s also not the greatest thing to see a couple that you’ve considered as “relationship goals” suddenly have their relationship fall to the ground like this. It increases your trust issues, and maybe your faith in humanity, might we exaggerate a bit. 

Now let’s head to the big question: why do people cheat? 

Let’s begin by stating the obvious. There’s no justification or excuse that would make cheating acceptable. However, we’re just trying to understand why people tend to do this act, given that it’s horrible and heartbreaking for the other person in the relationship. 

 There’s no specific answer to this question, but thanks to scientists who are spending efforts trying to find some reasons and motivations behind the phenomenon of cheating. 

According to Scientific American, a recent study revealed some useful findings that might answer the question.

The study included 495 people who were recruited through a participant pool at a large U.S. university and through Reddit message boards with relationship themes. 

The participants admitted to cheating in their relationship and answered the question, ‘Why did you do it?’.  Eight key reasons have been revealed: anger, self-esteem, lack of love, low commitment, need for variety, neglect, sexual desire, and situation or circumstance. 

These motivations not only influenced why people cheated but how long they did so, their sexual enjoyment, their emotional investment in the affair, and whether their primary relationship ended as a result.  

The study further investigated these motivations and the backgrounds of different relationships for each participant.

Whether these motivations and reasons are considered valid or not, we still think that cheating is never the answer. But being mature and communicating your struggles with your partner is. In addition, ending the relationship is also an option if the partner doesn’t meet or fulfill your needs. But cheating? That’s for cowards. 

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Written by Aya Salah

I’m Aya, a senior mass communication student. I’m interested in digital journalism and content writing, and I always try to develop myself in these fields.
I like hearing stories about people and life and love watching films.

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