Who is India Love?
India Westbrooks, also known as India Love, was born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius on 3 February 1996, in Compton, California USA; she holds American nationality, and her ethnicity is mixed of African-American, Creole, Indian and Spanish descent. India is a singer, TV reality star, social media influencer, and a model, perhaps known best for her appearance in the reality show “The Westbrooks”, premiered on 14 October 2015, which was supposed to be a spin-off from “Keeping Up With Kardashians” only with an African-American family, however, the second season was canceled due to mixed responses from viewers.
The Black Entertainment Television (BET) channel thought that the idea of the ‘Black Kardashians’ would have success, as India was already famous as a social media star, and four other sisters were as stunning as India, their father was a company owner, and family lived a luxury life. The idea was to follow their lives, their relationships, business ventures, ideas, studies, modeling – the main characters were the five Westbrooks sisters. India was known as a beautiful model, Crystal as a ‘hippie girl’, Morgan the owner of a tanning salon, and Brooke and Bree as advocates for the plus-size fashion industry.
Some of the viewers were enjoying the chronicles about the Westbrooks’ empire, however, the number of critics was quite big – people didn’t like their portrayal on the screen, and some were against the show because of improperly set goals for youthful viewers, The first season had ten episodes, then BET cancelled the show.
Early life and education
India was raised by her parents, Warren and Candy, alongside her four previously named sisters, and two brothers Warren G. and Blake. Her father Warren is a businessman, the owner of the cigar and landscape company ‘Royal Blunts’, and mother Cindy is a housewife, although she sometimes helps her husband with the company.
The family moved from Compton to Corona, California, where India attended a Christian middle school, and according to her interviews, was bullied and no one wanted to sit beside her; she felt isolated, and her self-confidence was very low at that time.
Later she attended Santiago High School, and upon matriculating in 2014, didn’t enroll at college as she was already a popular model, and so decided to pursue her modeling career.
Rise to fame
In 2011, India started posting her selfies on Tumblr, the social networking and a microblogging website, and soon her pictures were shared across the country. She said that she would sometimes take over a hundred selfies until she was satisfied with the one that she would choose to post. Her fame grew, and everyone wanted to know who that girl is, however, exposing herself to the public brought her some critics and bullying on the internet, and as she said, her self-confidence was again undermined.
When India established her Instagram account, the number of her followers was increasing, and soon she had over two million, with her new fame the main reason for the idea of a reality show about her family.
At first, India was against this idea, however, she accepted it because as she stated ‘that is something that my sisters were dying to do, and that my family knew would be a good opportunity…’ In 2015, “The Westbrooks” reality show started, and this launched India’s modeling career, and soon afterwards her music career.
She made an appearance in the official music video for Will.i.am’s song “Boys & Girls” in 2016, and after that, he asked her to become the brand ambassador for Apple headphones, which she accepted. Eventually, Will.i.am offered her his help to launch her music career, and on 2 February 2018, she released her debut song “Loco” under her new artistic name India Love, followed a few months later by her second single “Talk Yo Shit”.
In the following years, she released the single “#Pretty” featuring Will.i.am, followed by her singles “Trouble”, “Candy on the Block” and “Fiyah” – another one featuring Will.i.am.
Although the critiques were not as good as she’d hoped, and some of them were quite harsh and mostly related to her singing, they said that she had a monotonous voice, but India was satisfied with her music career.
Her fame was on the rise, the army of her followers on Instagram nowadays counts almost five million, and her Twitter account has over 180,000 followers; her modeling career is also successful, as she collaborates with popular brands such as Fashion Nova, 4Hunni, Vans, and others.
Love life and relationships
India has been linked to numerous men since she has become popular; it’s known about her relationship with Ron Robinson back in 2011, the two were still in high school, and it seemed that they are in love, however, they split in September 2013.
She was then romantically involved with Jayceon Terrell Taylor, better known as The Game – there were various rumors concerning their relationship, and fans didn’t approve of this relationship, because she was just 18-years-old then and he was in his 30s. One of the rumors was that the two of them had sex in a local park where they went after some party, and there were pictures featuring them in the position that indicated that something inappropriate for public space was happening. However, India denied that, and The Game hasn’t spoken about this, but these rumors spoiled the image of her as a shy, sweet girl.
In the following years, she has been linked to many men, such as Lil Yachty, Rick Ross, Justin Combs, Brandon Wimberly, Rich the Kid, Sheck Wes, but stating that most of these rumors were false, however, those men claim the opposite. She once filmed a live video, saying that she blames her father for not telling her how to take care of herself when it comes to relationships with men, saying that she talked with her father, and he apologized to her because he wasn’t there when she needed him.
As of November 2021, it seems that India is in a relationship with professional boxer Devin Haney, although they haven’t spoken about this – there are some photos seemingly confirming that they might be secretly dating.
Hobbies and other interests
India’s favorite hobby is shopping – she can spend almost all day trying dress combinations, and of course, share the best one with her fans.
She works out at the gym, is into sports, and recently she started playing tennis.
In her spare time, she likes to go to the beach, and to spend her time in nature taking pictures.
India now lives alone, and she was happy to share with her fans that she’s learning how to cook, and that this is her new favorite hobby.
Age, height, and net worth
India is 25 years old, with long dark brown hair and brown eyes; she weighs around 123lbs (56kgs) and is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) tall with vital statistics 37-25-37.
As of November 2021, her net worth has been estimated at $1.4 million.