Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz revealed that she’s ready to settle down with coach and boyfriend Julius Irvin Naranjo should he ask her hand for marriage.
“Para sa akin si Julius na lang ang tatanungin niyo. Kasi ako ready naman ako,” Hidilyn admitted in an interview with TeleRadyo’s Sakto when asked about their next plans as a couple.
Julius, Hidilyn’s strength and conditioning coach, is a Filipino-Japanese former weightlifter and now filmmaker.
Hidilyn first met Julius at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan back in 2017. At that time, Julius competed for Guam, USA in the 62kg weight category, while Hidilyn represented the country in the women’s weightlifting competition.
The 30-year-old weightlifter previously mentioned in a Magandang Buhay interview in 2019 about settling down and starting a family once she would clutch the Olympic gold medal – which she did.
“Yun po talaga ang gusto ko after na sana makuha ko, kini-claim ko na makuha ang gold sa Olympics. After that magkakaroon ng baby, mag-settle. Then kailangan ko rin makapagtapos ng pag-aaral,” said Hidilyn.