Today on Glimpse.org, we are going to take a glimpse into the life of Elena Moussa, a model and fashion creator, mostly known for her marriage with American Fox News host, Greg Gutfeld.
Elena Moussa – Who is she?
Born in Russia in 1982, Elena Moussa is mostly known for being the wife of Gregory John Gutfeld, an American TV personality and author. A seasoned traveler, Elena Moussa has lived in three different countries to date, first spending her childhood between Russia and the UK, and then moving to New York as a young adult to pursue a university degree.
Through her and her husband’s internet presence, Elena Moussa appears to have a fun and easy-going personality, Greg Gutfeld often making playful jokes about their lives together on his social media accounts. Elena Moussa’s Instagram posts are also the clear display of her strong artistic taste, her feed looking incredibly colorful, well-crafted and adventurous.
After attending secondary school in London, Elena Moussa moved to New York to pursue a college degree from the New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. She is also reported to have undertaken certain courses at the Parsons School of Design, similarly located in New York City.
After graduating from college in the United States, Elena Moussa moved back to her native Russia to pursue a career as a model. She quickly started to branch out into other roles, but remained mostly interested in occupations within the fashion industry. Indeed, Elena Moussa soon began working as a photo editor for Maxim Magazine in Russia, which also led her to work on a number of projects for the magazine’s UK edition. In the early 2000s, this resulted in a meeting with her future husband, Greg Gutfeld, who worked as an editor for Maxim UK at the time.
Elena Moussa then decided to leave Maxim and began her own fashion brand, becoming a stylist and a fashion entrepreneur. In 2011, she founded the Moussa Project, a clothing rental company through which she also seems to sell clothing of her own making and design.
Moussa appears to be a very private person and her Twitter account has been inactive since 2017. However, she does make frequent posts on Instagram, regularly showcasing her outfits as well as pictures of her life and of her friends to her sixteen thousand followers. Her posts are beautiful and genuinely artistic, showing a real talent for photography, probably dating back from her training as a photo editor.
Sources estimate Elena Moussa’s net worth to be around $2 million while her husband’s is rumored to reach anywhere between $4 and $13 million. Put together, those figures do tend to show the good financial situation of the couple.
Elena Moussa – Her relationship with Greg Gutfeld
Elena Moussa and Greg Gutfeld reportedly met in the early 2000s, while working on a project for Maxim Magazine UK. For the couple, it was almost love at first sight. In a later interview to the Daily Beast, Greg Gutfeld admitted that when he first saw Elena, he immediately asked the editor for Maxim Russia (where she worked at the time) more about who she was. Gutfeld then took Elena Moussa out on a date and their relationship soon blossomed from there. The pair married after only five months of dating, in a civil ceremony in New York, in 2004. To date, the couple does not have any children.
Born in California in 1964, Greg Gutfeld is Elena Moussa’s senior by eighteen years. He initially attended Junipero Serra High School before graduating from UC Berkeley in 1987 with a B.A. in English. Gutfeld then went on to build a career as a journalist and political commentator, known for originality and free spirit. A registered Libertarian, he explains that his education and early life were essential in establishing his political opinions and conscience. In a 2009 interview with Katherine Mangu-Ward he declared: “I became a conservative by being around liberals (at UC Berkeley) and I became a libertarian by being around conservatives. You realize that there’s something distinctly in common between the two groups, the left and the right; the worst part of each of them is the moralizing.”
In the 1990s, Greg Gutfeld began his career by working as a journalist for the written press, first as a staff writer, then as the editor in chief for Men’s Health, up until the year 2000. He then went on to write and work for a number of US publications, before moving to the UK and becoming an editor for Maxim, from 2004 to 2009. Building on his experience abroad, Gutfeld even wrote a book: Lessons from the land of Pork Scratchings: A Miserable Yank finds Happiness in the UK on his experience as an expat across the pond. As a journalist and online blogger, Greg Gutfeld is also known for having been one of the first posting contributors to the Huffington Post, working for the website as a writer and a commentator from 2005 to October 2008. He famously wrote articles that often ridiculed fellow left-wing Huffington Post contributors.
Today, Greg Gutfeld is mostly known for his work as a Fox News TV presenter, first on Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld then, The Five in 2011. Through his TV appearances at the time, Gutfeld became the center of a number of controversies, including one regarding the presence of Canadian troops in Afghanistan. On an episode of Red Eye in 2009, Greg Gutfeld commented on previous statements made by Canadian Lieutenant General Andrew Leslie who had explained that the Canadian Armed Forces may require a one-year “synchronized break” once Canada’s mission in Afghanistan ended in 2011. In his segment on Red Eye, Gutfeld commented: “the Canadian military wants to take a breather, do some yoga, paint landscapes […] Isn’t this the perfect time to invade this ridiculous country? They have no army!” Later, Gutfeld apologized for this statement, saying that his words may have been misunderstood and that his intent had not been to disrespect the Canadian armed forces.
However, in spite of the controversies, Red Eye also received a high number of positive reviews, including some from more traditionally liberal media. In 2015, The New Yorker journalist Kelefa Saneh wrote about Red Eye: “[The show’s] sensibility is snarky and surreal, thanks to its host, Greg Gutfeld, a former magazine editor who adopts a tone of half-sarcastic alarm, as if he can’t decide which is more annoying: the politician he is talking about, or the fact that he has to talk about politicians. It sounds like faint praise to call “Red Eye” the funniest and most unpredictable program on cable news, but that’s what it is.”
Thanks to this success, Gutfeld later went on to host his own late-night show: The Greg Gutfeld Show in which he carries out guest interviews and comments on current affairs. The show has been thriving since 2015 on Fox News. Due to Gutfeld’s long and successful tenure as a political commentator, The Weekly Standard reportedly once called him “the most dangerous man on television.” According to the magazine, unlike other media hosts, “Gutfeld’s stuff actually is subversive, a stink bomb hurled into every faculty lounge, mainstream newsroom, movie studio, and nonprofit boardroom in America.”
More recently in 2020, while commenting on the recent Covid-19 crisis and the announcement made by the White House that President Donald Trump had contracted the virus, Gregory Gutfeld declared: “Maybe it’s a flaw of Trump, [but] he didn’t hide from the virus […] And the reason why he didn’t hide from the virus is he didn’t want America to hide from the virus. If he was going to ask America to get back to work … and experience a risk, he was going to do the same thing. He was going to walk out there on that battlefield with you and not sit somewhere in a basement and tell you how … you got to get back to work but not go out himself. […] I think he put himself … on the line, and the flaw being that, as an optimist, as somebody who is trying to convey a message that we’re going to get through this and things are going to be better, he had to walk that walk.
Throughout the years and even after his career in the written press ended, Greg Gutfeld also continued to write and publish a total of nine books, four of which ended up on the New York Times Bestsellers List: The Joy of Hate, Not Cool, How to be Right, The Gutfeld Monologues.
His relationship with Elena Moussa, however, seems to steer clear of politics. Moussa has never been known to make any political comment, reserving her public words and posts to promote her designs, carrying out high-quality work in the fashion industry. Because she has remained mostly silent about it, it is unknown whether Elena Moussa shares her husband’s politics and/or political beliefs.
Elena Moussa – What is she doing now?
While not much information is available online, it is assumed that Elena Moussa is still working in the fashion industry, through her brand The Moussa Project. She now resides, along with Greg Gutfeld, in New York City.