Russell Westbrook walks down the aisle, marries longtime girlfriend

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Russell Westbrook married longtime girlfriend Nina Earl on Saturday, Aug. 29 in Beverly Hills, Calif. The starting point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder tied the knot with his college sweetheart by having an outdoor wedding ceremony at Beverly Hills Hotel.

The bride and groom were wed in front of family and friends. Guests were asked to refrain from using cameras and phones during the reception.

Grammy-winning R&B recording artist Miguel performed at the wedding, according to PEOPLE. Keri Hilson, another R&B singer, was also at the ceremony.

Fellow NBA players attended the reception as well.

Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka, both current teammates of Westbrook’s, were in attendance. Kevin Love, a former teammate of Westbrook’s, was another attendee.

James Harden, another former teammate, was also in attendance. He brought along a date, too: Khloé Kardashian.

Westbrook even dressed casually, for his standards; he wore a black tuxedo. His bride, on the other hand, wore two designer dresses.

A song by Beyoncé played as the couple walked down the aisle together. A song by Lauryn Hill and D’Angelo played as the couple danced together for the first time after tying the knot.

Westbrook and Earl met each other while they were both student-athletes attending the University of California, Los Angeles. At the time, Earl played on the women’s basketball team while Westbrook, of course, played on the men’s basketball team.

Both Westbrook and Earl took to Instagram to post wedding photos. View a couple of their posts here.


Russell Westbrook was born on Nov. 12, 1988 in Long Beach, Calif. He was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. During the 2014-15 NBA regular season, he lead the league in triple-doubles. He is 26 years old.

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