Sorry Ladies, Kim Jong Un Is Off The Market

And his new wife isn’t even the famed “Excellent Horse-Like Lady” singer

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REUTERS / KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (2nd L) and his wife (red), who was named by the state broadcaster as Ri Sol-ju, visit the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground in Pyongyang in this undated picture released by the North's KCNA on July 25, 2012.

It’s official: the sweet bachelor life is over for Kim Jong Un. North Korean state TV confirmed for the first time Wednesday that the country’s new Supreme Leader has tied the knot.

Remember that mystery woman spotted with him in recent weeks? They were photographed attending a Disney-themed gala together and appeared side-by-side at a palace tour last week. Reporters speculated widely that this woman may have been Kim Jong Un’s wife — or his sister or lover.

(PHOTOS: The Dictator’s Bride: Kim Jong Un Debuts His First Lady)

So it’s confirmed now that Kim Jong Un is married. But it wasn’t to whom we thought. Many surmised that she was the lead singer of the Ponchobo Electric Band, Hyong Son Wol. And what is the Ponchobo Electric Band known for, you may ask? Why, they’re famous for the smash-hit single “Excellent Horse-Like Lady.” We’re not kidding.

As it turns out, Kim Jong Un does have a wife, but she’s not the “Horse Lady” singer. The woman he’s been photographed with is named Ri Sol Ju, according to tweets from Steve Herman of Voice of America. Today, reports from North Korea referred to Lil’ Kim attending the opening ceremony of an amusement park with his wife, “Comrade Ri Sol Ju.”

And that’s where they left it — without any additional detail on his bride, not even a hint of when they were married. As always, the facts coming out of North Korea are fuzzy, but here is what we might know: Ri Sol Ju is believed to be from an upper-class family. She may have studied science in school. Her father is a professor and her mother is an obstetrician, analyst Cheong Seong Chang told the Korea Times newspaper, according to BBC. “The late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il arranged his youngest son’s marriage in a hurry after suffering a stroke in 2008,” Cheong Seong Chang added. The couple may even have a child together, born in 2009.

There is a singer by the same name in North Korea, but it has not been confirmed whether Kim Jong Un’s wife is the same woman. Perhaps he has a thing for singers?

MORE: Who Is Kim Jong Un’s Mystery Woman?

14 comments
Ross
Ross

He is not a product that is out of market, he is only getting married and that is very good thing to happen with a bachelor..

healthyfosho
healthyfosho

Any leader of a nation should be prohibited from having such a hair cut.

Andy Hao
Andy Hao

Let's face it ! Who wants to marry such a fatass like that ? Unless she wants some power and/or money.

Enedelia Obregon
Enedelia Obregon

She - and her family -  may not be around for long if she doesn't produce sons or displeases him in any way.

Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar

I wonder, is she a willing wife? who would dare say no to a man who can get you and all of your family members killed without a blink and without anybody ever ask a thing about it?

Skipdallas
Skipdallas

"Sorry Ladies, Kim Jong Un Is Off The Market".

Yeah, like women all over the world are throwing themselves under the train because this fat little twerp got married! I mean .... who really gives a rat's azz?

r0nburgundy
r0nburgundy

MeeeeeeeeIIIIIIII!!  i weally weally ranted Kim Jong Un for 2cm penis and bad genetic O.C.D.!!!

Xiaoxi Wan
Xiaoxi Wan

 It's called sarcasm

Skipdallas
Skipdallas

Also , another thing I find repulsive about him is the fact that he is a fat little man when his country men and women are starving most years. And it would be every year without help from other countries.

Skipdallas
Skipdallas

I know the headline was sarcastic. I mean duh! :) My comment was  meant to point out the fact that with all the abuses that NK fosters on its own people, why would the fact that its leader got married be of any concern to anyone.

viv
viv

i don't get it! Kim jong Un-married or married?

Skipdallas
Skipdallas

The fact that he was married is not earthshaking news. Big Meh.