North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s wife, Ri Sol Ju joined her husband at a concert on one of the country’s biggest holidays, her first public appearance in more than a year.
The photo of the pair was released by the official ruling Worker’s Party newspaper ‘Rodong Sinmun’ which was clicked at the event to mark the birthday of Kim’s late father and former leader Kim Jong Il.
While Ri had often accompanied Kim to major public events, she was not seen at an event for the Lunar New Year holiday, fueling speculation over her health and potential pregnancy.
South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) told lawmakers on Tuesday that Ri appeared to have refrained from outside activities due to the pandemic, but was “playing well with their kids.”
The NIS believes Ri and Kim have three children. Little is publicly known about the trio.
Ri and Kim smiled as they watched the concert at Mansudae Art Theatre in the capital of Pyongyang.