James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly have expanded their family of seven to eight! The lovely couple surprised fans when they announced that they welcomed a miracle sixth child!
James took to Instagram to share the big news with a series of photos of their family doting on the latest addition. The slideshow began with a video of one of the baby’s older siblings saying, “here’s my baby brother,” in the most adorable voice.
The video was followed by a photo of James and Kimberly doting on their newborn alongside other images of the toddler in the arms of his older siblings. James gushed in the accompanying caption:
Humbled and overjoyed to announce the safe, happy arrival of Jeremiah Van Der Beek ❤️ (We’ve been calling him Remi btw- not dinosaur.)
James Van Der Beek Opens Up About Past Miscarriages
The “Dawson’s Creek” star continued the lengthy post revealing that he and Kimberly found out about their son’s pregnancy “after experiencing late-term #pregnancyloss twice in a row.” As a result, they decided to keep quiet about it.
The actor admitted he was terrified when he found out Kimberly was pregnant but luckily found a doctor who helped diagnose the last two miscarriages as “incompetent cervix.”
James made a side joke about “incompetent cervix” being misogynistic and recalled that he and the doctor laughed about it.
He continued, noting that a surgical cerclage was performed on Kimberly to fix the issue, and soon enough, she gave birth to their sixth son naturally on the ranch.
Paying tribute to the children they lost, James wrote, “each child brings their own energy, their own manifestation of consciousness, their own lessons.”
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He shared that the kids they lost gifted him and Kimberly with “different pieces of the puzzle,” making them much more grateful for their “sweet, wise little one.”
James concluded, appreciating fans in his community for respecting their desire for privacy and prayed that respect and karma return to them a 1000-fold.
The Heartbreaking ‘DWTS’ Miscarriage
For most of 2021, the Van Der Beeks had a low-key year, spending most of their time away from the spotlight. However, in 2019 and 2020, they mainly were front and forward, with James participating in “DWTS.”
The 44-year-old was a contestant on season 28, but his time on the dancing competition was cut short after he and his partner Ally Brooke were eliminated.
Unfortunately, the news of his elimination came at the same time that Kimberly suffered her first miscarriage. At the time, he was consoled by judge Carrie Ann Inaba who praised him for being resilient amid his tragedy.
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Sadly, Kimberly suffered another miscarriage seven months later, and James shared the harrowing news on social media. It is undoubtedly great news to see the couple now welcoming their sixth child.