Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder Confirms Romance With A Korean Interpreter

Yoona Choi, Jan. 22, 2018, 10:09 a.m.

Former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder and his Korean interpreter Kim So-yeon have confirmed they are lovers. The German weekly Bunte published an interview with the two titled "Ja, es ist Liebe! (Yes, This is Love)." The cover photo features Schröder and Kim clinging to each other.

The former chancellor said Kim is his "ideal" woman. Other German media said the couple may announce marriage plans during an upcoming visit to Korea.

The two met three years ago, when Kim served as Schröder's interpreter during an international conference. Their relationship became public when Schröder's estranged wife, Doris Schröder-Köpf, said on Facebook that it was the "final straw, if not the only reason, for our final separation" in 2016.

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