• Born on 16 January 1989 in Upland, California
• Net worth of over $1 million
• Afro-American ethnicity and American nationality
• Former UCLA basketball player
• Runs boutique and educational center 'The Little Ark' in Oklahoma
• Married to Russell Westbrook, professional NBA point guard for the Houston Rockets

Who is Nina Earl?

Nina Ann-Marie Earl was born on 16 January 1989 under the sign of Capricorn, in Upland, California USA, of Afro-American ethnicity and has American nationality. She’s  best known for being the wife of Russell Westbrook, a professional National Basketball Association (NBA) point guard for the Houston Rockets. She is also recognized as a former University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) basketball player.

How rich is she, as of late-2019?

Nina Earl’s net worth is over $1 million, earned from her owning a boutique and educational center. Moreover, she probably shares the fortune of her husband Russell Westbrook, which is reputedly over $200 million, from his impressive contracts in basketball since 2008.

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Early Life, Family, Ethnicity, Nationality

Nina Earl spent her early years in her hometown of Upland in San Bernardino County, California. She hails from a big family since she is the sister of Benjamin, Jonathan and Michael, who were raised by their father, Michael Earl, and their mother, Jennifer Lyons. Her cousin is the famous Kenny Easley, a former American Football player at UCLA.

Educational Background

Nina went to Diamond Ranch High School, located in Pomona, California. Upon matriculation, she enrolled into UCLA, from which she graduated with a BA degree in Psychology, with a minor in English. Thereafter, Nina obtained her MA degree in Clinical Psychology from the same college.

High School Basketball Career

Nina developed her love for basketball while in high school, so joined the school team. During her freshman year, she had an average of 15 points and seven rebounds, while she finished her sophomore year with 20.6 points and 9.8 rebounds averages.

Nina Earl and Russell Westbrook

As a junior, Nina led the team to participate at the CIF 3AA championship, and she even won All-American honors. In her senior year, she led the team to the final game of the 2007 CIF championship, scoring 35 points. Nina was named thrice league MVP, twice CIF Player of the Year, and was named MVP of the CIF vs. City All-Star game. She finishHer high school basketball career with 2,291 points, 906 rebounds, 544 steals, and 298 assists.

Moreover, she was also a club basketball player for FBC, leading them to win the 2006 Adidas Tournament of Champions. Thanks to her accomplishment, Nina earned an athletic scholarship.

College Basketball Career

Nina continued to play basketball when she enrolled into UCLA in 2007, joining the Bruins women’s basketball team. As a freshman, Nina played 31 games and averaged 8.7 points per game, while the numbers declined over the next three years, since she averaged less than five points in her junior and senior years. Anyway, Nina distinguished herself as a player, and finished her college career with 675 points.

Professional Career as an Entrepreneur

Nina Earl runs the boutique and entertainment center ‘The Little Ark’, located in Oklahoma, which offers not only clothes, gadgets and gift items for mothers and children, but also learning classes for families, such as in cooking and CPR.

Popularity through Her Marriage to Russell Westbrook

Nina Earl and Russell Westbrook met each other in 2007, while both were students at UCLA and playing basketball. They started their relationship during the same year, and moved to Oklahoma after graduation when Russell was selected by the team which became the Oklahoma City Thunder.

They became engaged In September of 2014, which he announced through a photo posted on Instagram, in which she’s wearing a diamond ring reputedly valued at $700,000, made by Jason of Beverly Hills.

Fairytale Wedding in Beverly Hills Hotel

Nina and Russell eventually tied the knot in a ceremony held at Beverly Hills Hotel on 29 August 2015, attended by such famous celebrities as Keri Hilson, Khloé Kardashian, James Harden and Kevin Durant, among many others. They had their first dance to the song “Nothing Even Matters” by Lauryn Hill. She wore Vera Wang’s wedding dress, and later changed to another designed by Monique Lhullier, while Russell wore Tom Ford’s tuxedo.

Parents of Three Children

They have three children – Nina gave birth to a son they named Noah Russell in May of 2017, and the following year, the couple announced her next pregnancy via a video uploaded onto YouTube – in November they welcomed twin daughters they named Skye and Jordyn.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Nina has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes, and stands 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall.

Charity Work

Nina Earl runs her husband’s charity, called the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation, established in 2012 to motivate children to follow their dreams. There is also the educational program – Russell’s Reading Room – which provides help to children who are underprivileged in society, and frequently serve meals around Thanksgiving alongside the Boys and Girls Club organization.

Who is her husband? Russell Westbrook Short Wiki/Bio

Russell Westbrook III was born on 12 November 1988 under the sign of Scorpio, in Long Beach, California USA, where he was raised alongside a younger brother Raynard by his father, Russell Westbrook Jr., and his mother, Shannon Horton. He started playing basketball while he was attending Leuzinger High School, and later continued to play at UCLA, where he led the team to the Final Four during each season. He was also the winner of the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year in 2008.

Professional Career

Russell was selected as the fourth overall pick in the first round of the 2008 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics; however, they moved to Oklahoma and changed the name to Oklahoma City Thunder. He was a member of the team until 2018, and during his stint there, Russell was named eight times NBA All-Star and even won the 2017 NBA MVP Award. He was honored with All-NBA Team eight times and was twice NBA All-Star Game MVP; moreover, Russell was NBA scoring champion and assists leader. In July of 2019, he was traded for Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets. Additionally, Russell has also won two gold medals as a part of the U.S. national team – first at the FIBA World Championship in 2010 and the second one two years later at the London  Olympic Games.

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