Russell Westbrook is off the market.
The Oklahoma City Thunder star is engaged to longtime girlfriend Nina Earl.
Here’s what you need to know about the lucky lady and her relationship with one of the NBA’s top talents.
1. Westbrook Bought Her a $700,000 Ring
Westbrook proposed to Earl on Wednesday, September 3, with a massive rock. TMZ reports the $700,000 ring is a “six-piece elongated cushion cut” diamond masterpiece made by renowned jeweler-to-the-stars Jason of Beverly Hills.
They announced the engagement on Instagram.
2. She Was a Basketball Star Too
Earl grew up in California and was one of the best high school basketball players in the state. She went on to play for the UCLA Bruins. Her team bio describes her as “one of fastest players on [the] team.”
Below, Earl is honored during the Bruins’ Senior Day ceremony in March 2011.
Westbrook and Earl met at UCLA, where Westbrook also played.
Earl is just 2 inches shorter than Westbrook. He’s 6-foot-3, and she’s 6-foot-1. They’re both 25 years old.
Also taken from her UCLA bio is that Earl once “baked an award winning caramel cake.”
3. She’s Getting a Master’s in Psychology
Westbrook told ESPN last year that he loves Nina for her mind and her ambition:
… she’s a smart girl. She’s in school right now, trying to get her master’s in psychology. She knows what she wants to do in life, which is great. That’s easy for me to cope with.
In the same interview, Westbrook said Earl was his longest ever relationship, and he described what type of boyfriend he is:
4. She’s a Native of California
5. She’s a Cousin of a Football Legend
According to her UCLA bio, Earl is a cousin of Bruins and Seattle Seahawks legend, Kenny Easley. Easley was a three-time All-American while in California and was the 1984 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.