POWER COUPLES SERIES IV
Cherif and Jessy (together for 3 months)
They say red is the warmest colour. When it comes to love, some are skeptical, others are hopeless romantics, and here, we’re letting the latter win.
Cue: some of Lebanon’s very own power couples; successful, beautiful and infatuated with one another.
Cherif Massoud is an orthodontist and an entrepreneur. With the belief that every person deserves a beautiful smile, he pioneered the use of technology in the dental field by leading the development of invisible braces for adults.
Jessy Moussallem is a Lebanese filmmaker based in Beirut. Her work explores different states of human emotion, character complexity and the impact of identity and belief systems on our society.
How did you meet?
Not on Tinder
What duo is your couple’s alter ego?
“Teta w Jedo”
What’s the first thing you noticed when you met?
C: How she moves in space and the beautiful scar on her chest
J: “He’s definitely not my type!”
What’s the trait or habit that you learned to love in the other?
C: Her chaos; “chaos brings life,” she says
J: His discipline
What do you think is your significant other’s best feature?
C: 50% pure 50% wild. She is the human version of “noss zaatar noss jebneh”
J: He is street-smart and a potential future producer!
What’s the one thing the other does that annoys you the most?
C: She stole ALL my socks
J: He is always right and when, he’s not he tries to convince me otherwise
If you could describe the other as a garment, what would it be?
C: A black satin abaya
J: A space suit
Jessy is wearing a David Koma suit and a necklace by Sonia Rykiel
Cherif is wearing a Zegna suit and a Canali shirt