PUBLISHED: 15:07, Thu, Oct 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 15:07, Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Ri Sol-ju, 31, was last pictured by state media on January 25 when she appeared next to her husband at the Lunar New Year performance in Pyongyang. She has not since been seen at important national events.
During her last appearance, Ri Sol-ju was seen sitting next to Kim’s aunt, who had not appeared in public for more than six years after helping him rise to power.
But now, North Koreans have raised concerns over the disappearance of Ri Sol-ju after she was not shown during the country’s military parade earlier this month.
A source told Daily NK there are three “rumours” spreading throughout the country about her whereabouts.
Some citizens believe the “respected First Lady” is suffering from some kind of health issue.
Kim Jong-un's wife has not been seen for 9 months (Image: Getty)
North Korea's Kim Jong-un (Image: Getty)
While others speculate she is caring for Kim’s aunt, Kim Kyong-hui, who is believed to be in poor health.
The source said: “This rumour is the most prevalent in the society given that it has been spread by people with ‘quick access to information’.”
Kim Jong-un executed her husband, Jang Song-thaek, back in 2013 after seizing control of the country following the death of his father in 2011.
And reports say the Supreme leader grew found of his aunt following the execution and treats her as a “family elder”.
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Ri Sol-ju and South Korea's First Lady (Image: Getty)