Apparently Kim Jong Un has an heir. According to the Washington Times, South Korea's government has confirmed Kim's wife secretly gave birth to a child late last year. Rumors of Ri Sol Ju's pregnancy had swirled for months; apparently when it comes to future communist dictators, intelligence analysts are as interested in baby bumps as your typical paparazzo, and they spotted the aforementioned bump in October.
The gender is still unknown, but one North Korea watcher notes, "If it was a boy, [Pyongyang] would have made an announcement." Ri is a high-profile first lady, often seen wearing pricey jewelry and clothes in public; by contrast, Kim Jong Il's wives were rarely seen in public. Ri is seen as someone who has quite a bit of influence on her husband, and could wield her own political power in the future. (Perhaps Dennis Rodman met the baby while he was partying at Kim's place?)