2017 Couples We Love, Part 1

GO’s annual celebration of inspiring partnerships in love and life. Check the April issue for Part 2.

Deeba Zivari and Gabriella Reubins | Photo: Melissa Cacioppo 

DEEBA & GABRIELLA – New York, NY
Deeba Zivari, Health design and urban planning
Gabriella Reubins, Anesthesiologist and yoga instructor

Deeba and Gabriella are both Wellesley alums, and that’s what brought them together.

“[I] noticed the cute dapper Deeba on some of the Wellesley New York Facebook forums and was tempted to reach out to her but hesitated,” Gabriella said. When Deeba posted a personal ad describing what kind of woman she was looking for, Gabriella couldn’t resist.

“[I] fit Deeba’s bill exactly,” she said. “[I] finally had an excuse to message her.”

Soon after, the two went on their first date to a Korean restaurant in Park Slope.

“It turned out that not only did [we] have undeniable chemistry, [but we] realized [we] were raised three miles away from each other, were born in the same hospital and had [our] Bat Mitzvahs at the same temple,” Gabriella said.

The couple plans on getting married and starting a family while also focusing on their careers with the hope to “improve lives” like they improve one another’s.

“[My] favorite thing about Gaby is that she lets people be themselves,” Deeba said.

“My favorite thing about Deeba is how loving, supportive and effective she is about our relationship,” Gabriella said. “[We have] open communication, forgiveness, unconditional love, fierce support and [tell] each other how much we love each other every day. Not getting caught up in the small mistakes we make, [we see] each other’s potential [and prioritize] each other.”