State media in North Korea have said for the first time that the country's young leader is married, ending weeks of speculation about a woman who had been seen with him at recent public events.
It was reported that Kim Jong-un had toured an amusement park earlier this week with his "wife, comrade Ri Sol-ju". It gave no further details of who she is or how long the couple have been married.
In recent weeks Kim Jong-un, who became the country's Supreme Leader after the death of his father Kim Jong-il last December, had been seen several times with a young woman who was wearing Western clothes and showing off a chic haircut.
This represent a stark change from his father's style. The older Kim's 17-year rule was known for its secrecy.