Last night, James Van Der Beek’s performance on Dancing With The Stars was dedicated to his wife Kimberly.
He was eliminated from the reality dance competition that evening, but he also revealed something personal and terribly upsetting for his family. His wife had suffered a miscarriage.
3 A Heartbreaking Announcement
The couple has five children, and had only recently announced they were expecting a sixth.
Van Der Beek also took to Instagram to share the heartbreaking news with his followers, posting in part, “Wrecked. Devastated. In shock. That’s how we’re feeling right now after the soul we thought were going to welcome into our family in April... has taken a shortcut to whatever lies beyond this life. We’ve been through this before, but never this late in the pregnancy.”
His wife is recovering and his family is healing.
2 From Dawson's To Dancing
Van Der Beek is best known for his roles on Dawson’s Creek and Varsity Blues, and fans enjoyed watching his moves on Season 28 of Dancing With The Stars.
He has managed to have a long career with fans who have followed him throughout his journey. They are surely feeling his family's pain as they deal with this sad news.
1 Coping And Coming To Terms
The actor told the DWTS audience, “You never know why these things happen, that’s what I’ve been telling my kids. All you know is that it brings you closer together, it breaks you open, it opens your heart, it deepens your appreciation. It makes you more human.”
Sending our best wishes and support to Van Der Beek and his family during this trying time.