North Korean state television has announced that leader Kim Jong Un is married, the Associated Press reports. According to Voice of America’s Steve Herman, North Korea’s new first lady is named Ri Sol Ju.
Intrigue built over several weeks as to the identity of a mystery woman who appeared next to the North Korean leader on a state television broadcast earlier this month. Rumors suggested she was either Kim’s sister or his wife.
South Korean intelligence speculated the mystery woman was in fact singer Hyon Song Wol, with whom Kim allegedly had a previous relationship, only to have his then-ruling father, Kim Jong Il, put the kibosh on the romance.
This is a developing story.