Mystery woman by North Korean leader’s side is patriotic pop star
The woman pictured with Kim Jong-un at a series of recent events is a previously married singer who is in a relationship with the North Korean leader, according to reports.
South Korean sources named the woman as Hyon Song-wol, who was the lead singer of the patriotic Bochonbo Electronic Music Band.
Her hits include songs called Footsteps of Soldiers, I Love Pyongyang, She is a Discharged Soldier and We are Troops of the Party, and her popularity reportedly peaked in 2005 with the song Excellent Horse-Like Lady.
Ms Hyon disappeared from public as Mr Kim emerged as the heir to his father, Kim Jong-il. There are reports that 28-year-old Mr Kim was ordered to break off his relationship, and that Ms Hyon married an army officer with whom she has a baby. The singer reappeared heavily pregnant in early March, when Mr Kim watched her perform in Pyongyang.
“The two have known each other since they were in their teens and rumours about an affair have been circulating among Pyongyang’s elite,” a South Korean intelligence official told a newspaper.
Intelligence agencies believe they became involved romantically 10 years ago, after Mr Kim returned from studying in Switzerland. He apparently rekindled their friendship in December, when his father died. There have been no reports on the whereabouts of Ms Hyon’s husband or her child, and her marital status.
are they trying to make him look normal?..there is a reason for this public showing..they dont anything without a reason..