Kim Jong-un 'Has 2 Daughters'

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un now has two daughters, probably with different women, according to a source in Beijing. His older brother Kim Jong-chol apparently has a son.

The source said Kim Jong-un's wife Ri Sol-ju gave birth to a baby girl late last year. Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, who visited Pyongyang in February this year, said Ri talked mostly about her "beautiful baby daughter."

The North Korean leader's first child, also a daughter, was reportedly born in 2010. The source said the mother was probably not Ri.

"Ri Sol-ju performed on stage in 2010 as a member of the Unhasu Orchestra when Kim Jong-un became the father of his first child," the source said. "In North Korea, it is unthinkable for a pregnant first lady to perform on stage."

Kim is believed to have married Ri in 2009, but she only emerged as the official first lady in July 2012.

Kim Jong-chol's son was born in 2010, around the same time his younger brother had his first daughter. "North Korea’s recent imports of luxury European baby products included goods for both baby boys and girls," a diplomatic source said. "This suggests that Kim Jong-un and Kim Jong-chol had a baby girl and boy at about the same time."

The regime spent some 1.5 billion euros last year on Swiss and German baby products.

englishnews@chosun.com / May 16, 2013 10:27 KST