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Russell Westbrook is a professional basketball player for the LA Lakers in the NBA. He is recognized as a member of the NBA 75th Anniversary Team, a 9-time NBA All-Star, and won the MVP award in the 2016-17 season.
In tonight’s 121-104 loss to the Brooklyn Nets, Lakers backup PG Russell Westbrook joined elite company by becoming a top 10 all-time assist leader in the NBA and ABA with his assist. Westbrook’s 10 assists in the game against Brooklyn brought his career total to 8,972 in regular season play. This moved him past Gary Payton and into 10th place for the most assists in history.
With Russell making headlines for entering the NBA record books, fans are curious about his personal life. For those who don’t know, Westbrook has been happily married to Nina Earl for over 7 years. In this post, let’s delve into their relationship.
A Look Into Russell And Nina’s Relationship
Russell and Nina met while playing basketball for UCLA, he on the men’s team and she on the women’s. After college, their relationship flourished, and they moved to Oklahoma when Russell joined the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Russell proposed to Nina on September 4, 2014, and enlisted the help of renowned ring designer, Jason of Beverly Hills, to create a special 6-piece elongated cushion cut ring worth $700,000. The couple exchanged vows on August 29, 2015, in an outdoor ceremony at the famous Beverly Hills Hotel.
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For their big day, Russell donned a classic tuxedo from Tom Ford, and Nina looked stunning in a gown by Vera Wang. They danced their first dance as a married couple to the hit song “Nothing Even Matters” by Lauryn Hill, which holds a special place in their hearts. Russell even referenced the song in his Instagram post when he proposed to Nina.
Nina And Russell Are Proud Parents Of Three Kids
Nina and Russell are proud parents of three children. After nearly two years of marriage, Nina and Russell welcomed their first child i.e. son Noah Russell Westbrook in May of 2017, with the news being shared via an Instagram post by Nina.
In 2018, the couple shared in a YouTube video posted by the Oklahoma City Thunder that they were expecting not one, but two daughters. And sure enough, on November 17, 2018, Jordyn and Skye Westbrook entered the world, completing the Westbrook family.
Meet Nina Earl, Russell Westbrook’s Wife
Nina Earl is a former UCLA basketball player, licensed therapist, and businesswoman. Born in Pomona, California, she was raised by her father, Michael Earl, a four-time Emmy-winning puppeteer, and mother, Jennifer Lyons. Nina attended Diamond Ranch High School where she was a multi-sport athlete and excelled academically. As a basketball player, she led her high school team to two CIF championship games, earning CIF MVP and All-American honors three times.
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Nina went on to study Psychology and English Literature at UCLA, where she played college basketball and met Westbrook. She has a Master’s in Clinical Psychology and owns a boutique in Oklahoma City called “The Little Ark,” which sells baby items and products for moms, as well as a clothing line for babies and kids.