Kim Jong Un has married, North Korean state TV annouces
North Korean state TV has announced that the country’s leader, Kim Jong-Un has married, ending weeks of speculation about a ‘mystery woman’.
The leader was spotted at various public events with the woman, who was believed to be either his sister or his lover.
But the secretive country has confirmed that the woman is Ri Sol-ju, a singer who first met Kim Jong-Un 10 years ago.
His father, Kim Jong-Il is believed to have stopped his son from seeing her.
The state-owned station Korean Central TV, showed Kim Jong-Un visiting an amusement park in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, with a young woman described as the ‘wife of Marshal Kim Jong-un’.
She was also seen with the leader during a concert and again at a visit to a children’s nursery.
Kim Jong-Un’s public appearances with his wife mark a change from his father’s more secretive style. Kim Jong-Il’s companions and children were never mentioned by state media.
The new leader has also relaxed rules around consuming ‘Western’ food and allowing women to wear high heels.