Kim Jong-un's mystery woman revealed
Friday, July 13, 2012
S KOREA: The mystery woman pictured accompanying North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to a string of official engagements is a previously married pop star, who his father banned him from seeing 10 years ago, it has been revealed.
Attractive Hyon Song-wol, who used to front the Bochonbo Electronic Music Band, enjoyed chart success with hits including Excellent Horse-Like Lady, Footsteps of Soldiers, I Love Pyongyang, She is a Discharged Soldier and We are Troops of the Party.
According to South Korean intelligence the pair became romantically involved a decade ago after Kim Jong-un returned from an elite private school in the Swiss city of Berne.
A South Korean intelligence said the pair got together a decade ago after Kim Jong-un returned from a private school in the Swiss city of Berne. However his father banned them seeing each other.
His father Kim Jong-il, who died in December last year, reportedly ordered him to end the relationship.
A South Korean intelligence official told the JoonAng Daily newspaper in Seoul: 'The two have known each other since they were in their teens and rumours about the two having an affair have been circulating among Pyongyang's top elite.'