Can we stop idolizing wives now?

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There have always been men who love their wives—and talk about them non-stop. But the term woman guy only became a cultural buzzword in 2017 when Robbie Tripp went viral for an Instagram post in which he confessed his love to his “curvy” wife Sarah Tripp.

The couple is now Create content on TikTok. Although Tripp’s first Instagram post was mocked on the internetthe term Mrs Guy was stuckand it became a way to identify famous men who have made love for their wives a part of their brand.

The problem with making love for your wife part of your brand? The consequences if you break up or get caught cheating. We saw this in 2021 when John Mulaney announced his divorce from Anna Marie Tendler, an artist he mentioned a lot of in his comedy specials. And we saw it after this week Try Guy Ned Fulmer admitted to a “consensual relationship at work” after rumors surfaced that he was cheating on his wife Ariel Fulmer.

Ned Fulmer who was letting go of the try guys After the story broke, he made love to his wife part of his personality for the Youtube channel in which the group of men try everything from mystery food to hypnosis to ball gowns.

Why it matters

Coupled with last week’s news from Adam Levin supposed to send awesome DMs for several women is the internet get tired of wife guys. There’s plenty on Twitter memes about woman guys cheating. “If the Wife Guys cheat, is anyone loyal?” Scaachi Koul from BuzzFeed asked this week in an article that declared wives are “out.”

“Who can you trust if not the men who speak effusively, publicly and industrially about how much they love their wives?” Koul continued.

That is a good question. No one seems to trust men who don’t ever post about their girlfriend or wife on social media; it looks like they are hiding them. But now people will start to be suspicious of men who post too much about their partner.

One answer is not to get invested parasocial relationships with famous people. But this is easier said than done. Every famous person has an audience that is emotionally invested in their work and personal life. Without this investment, fandoms would not exist.

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*Initial publication: October 1, 2022 at 6:00 am CDT

Tiffany Kelly

Tiffany Kelly is culture editor at Daily Dot. She previously worked at Ars Technica and Wired. Her writing has appeared in several other print and online publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Popular Mechanics, and GQ.

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