Earlier in the episode, Van Der Beek announced the news of his wife's miscarriage in a video, saying that it was a parent's "worst nightmare."
“My wife Kimberly and I went through every expecting parent’s worst nightmare. We lost the baby," he said.
Just about a month ago, the couple announced they were pregnant. Van Der Beek acknowledged then that life is fleeting.
"Hearing the heartbeat was something we never take for granted," he said.