Kim Jong-un 'Got Married'

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's son and heir apparent Kim Jong-un is rumored to have married last year, the Daily NK reported Friday.

It quoted a source in Chongjin, North Hamgyong Province as saying his wife, who is from Chongjin, is two years younger than Kim Jong-un, who is believed to be 29. She graduated from Kim Il-sung University and is pursuing her doctoral degree there.

The source added her father is a university professor and her mother a gynecologist.

The source said several black Mercedes sedans have been spotted coming to her parents' house every national holiday since last year carrying gifts from Kim Jong-un.

A source in Pyongyang said Kim Jong-un's uncle Jang Song-taek, who is widely seen as the eminence grise of the regime, chose a woman from Kim Il-sung University who was attractive and had good academic grades and introduced her to Kim Jong-un.

The Daily NK said there is no confirmation of the rumor, but it is spreading through North Korea.

englishnews@chosun.com / Oct. 31, 2011 09:19 KST