Kim Jong-un's Wife 'Pregnant'

Ri Sol-ju, the wife of young North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, appears to be pregnant, a government source here said Tuesday.

Ri has not been seen in public for the last 50 days, but on Monday North Korean state media reported that she accompanied Kim to a concert marking the 60th anniversary of the Kim Il-sung Military University, his alma mater.

Ri Sol-ju, the wife of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, appears to be pregnant in a photo (right) released in the Tuesday edition of the Rodong Sinmun daily. Ri on Aug. 30 (left). Ri Sol-ju, the wife of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, appears to be pregnant in a photo (right) released in the Tuesday edition of the Rodong Sinmun daily. Ri on Aug. 30 (left).

A photo in the Tuesday edition of the Rodong Sinmun daily shows her face looking puffy and her stomach visibly bulging. "She is wearing a long coat but cannot hide her protruding abdomen," the government source said.

The source added she seems to be three months pregnant. The couple may or may not have one other child.

englishnews@chosun.com / Oct. 31, 2012 09:08 KST