North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un got married in 2009 and his wife once visited South Korea, a Seoul lawmaker said Thursday.
Legislator Jung Chung-Rai said he was citing information given to a closed parliamentary session by the South’s National Intelligence Service (NIS).
The North’s state media late Wednesday announced the marriage for the first time but gave no details of Kim’s wife Ri Sol-Ju.
Jung, quoted by Yonhap news agency, cited the NIS as telling legislators that Kim’s wife was born in 1989 and had studied singing in China.
South Korean media reports also said Ri had been a singer and may have caught Kim’s eye during a performance.
Ri visited Incheon west of Seoul in September 2005 as a member of the North’s cheering squad for the Asian Athletics Championships, NIS officials were quoted by Jung as saying.