MANILA, Philippines – Filipino Olympic Gold Medalist Hidilyn Diaz is now engaged to Coach Julius Naranjo.
The couple announced their engagement, Saturday, October 16, 2021.
Julius was a weightlifter who had competed for Guam and he started coaching Hidilyn in 2018.
“I’m grateful to God that He sent Julius into my life, he makes my life easy. Alam ng iba kung ano mga sinasakripisyo niya oara maabot naming ang pangarap nag into sa Olympics together with Team HD,” Dias said in her Instagram post.
(Others know how much he sacrificed for us to reach our dream gold medal in the Olympics together with Team HD.)
“Nung laro kinilig at masaya ako kasi siya mismo nagsabi God is the center of our relationship. Kaya walang duda na magye-yes ako dahil swerte ako may isang Julius [na] nagmamahal, nag-iintindi, at sumuporta sa’kin,” she added.
(During the games, I got so happy because he himself said that God is the center of our relationship. So there’s no doubt I’d say yes because I’m lucky there is one Julius who loved, understood, and supported me.)
The engagement was witnessed by some celebrities such as Marco Alcazar, Precious Lara Quigaman, Iza Calzado and Joross Gamboa. Talent Manager Noel Ferrer also shared some photos and videos of the engagement that was held at the Resorts World Manila.