Hidilyn Diaz Announces She’s Now Engaged To BF, Coach Julius Naranjo
HIDILYN DIAZ- Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz announced she’s now engaged to her long-time partner and coach Julius Naranjo.
On July 26, Hidilyn Diaz ruled the 55-kilogram category in women’s weightlifting at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She defeated record holder Liao Qiuyun of China.
The Zamboanga native became the first Pinoy to bring home the gold medal from the prestigious sporting event. The country has been trying to win gold for the last 97 years.
Hidilyn Diaz raked millions after her historic gold-medal win. She has been promised to receive millions from the government and private companies.
Days after she won gold at the Olympics, she said she was ready to get married if her boyfriend and coach Julius Naranjo propose to her. They have been in a relationship for over three years now.
The Pinay athlete met her strength and conditioning coach in a sporting event abroad. She said, “Tapos ayon, nagkagustuhan. After a year, he decided to come here (in the Philippines).”
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On Saturday, October 16, Hidilyn Diaz announced that she’s now engaged to Julius Naranjo. In an IG post, Hidilyn called it “a magical moment.”
The IG post was accompanied by a photo showing off Hidilyn’s gold medal and engagement ring. The engagement happened at the Sheraton Hotel.
“I‘m grateful to God that He sent Julius into my life, he make my life easy, alam ng iba kung ano mga sinasakripisyo niya para maabot namin ang pangarap na Ginto sa Olympics together with #TeamHD, nun laro kinilig at masaya ako kasi siya mismo nagsabi God is the center of our relationship, kaya walang duda magYeYES ako dahil swerte ako may isang Julius nagmamahal, nagintindi, at sumoporta sakin,” she said.
Hidilyn Diaz received congratulatory greetings as well from her followers and celebrities including Alex Gonzaga and Dyan Castillejo. Here are their comments from the post:
@dyancastillejo: “Woohooo yesssssss!”
@cathygonzaga: “Congrats!!! Stay happy and in love!!“
@brotherbosanchez: “Wonderful! Praise God.”
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