|First Lady of North Korea|
|Assumed office |
April 19, 2018
|Preceded by||Kim Song Ae|
|Born||1985–89 (age 30–35)|
Kim Jong-un (m. 2009)
|Relations||Kim Il-sung (grandfather in-law)|
Kim Jong-il (father in-law)
Kim Yo-jong (sister in-law)
Kim Jong-nam (brother in-law)
|Children||Kim Ju-ae, possibly two others|
|Alma mater||Kim Il-sung University|
|Revised Romanization||Ri Seol-ju|
Ri Sol-ju or Lee Seol-ju (Chosŏn'gŭl: 리설주; born c. 1985–89) is a North Korean singer and the wife of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. In April 2018, her title was elevated in state media from merely "comrade" to "respected first lady", considered a significant honor and the first time the title has been used since 1974.
Ri possibly gave birth to a child in 2010, possibly a son.
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