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James Van Der Beek Tearfully Reveals He & Wife Kimberly Lost Their Baby

James Van Der Beek Tearfully Reveals He & Wife Kimberly Lost Their Baby

James Van Der Beek has revealed the devastating news that he and his wife Kimberly have lost the child that they were expecting.

The 42-year-old actor and Kimberly shared their pregnancy news just last month. He tearfully opened up about the tragic news on Dancing With the Stars on Monday night (November 18).

James said that he didn’t think he’d be able to dance tonight, but Kimberly wanted him to perform.

“My wife Kimberly and I went through every expecting parents’ worst nightmare. We lost a baby. The little soul we had expected to welcome into our family took a shortcut to whatever lies beyond,” James said in the package before his second dance. “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 break you open. It opens up your heart. It deepens your appreciation. It makes you more human. I really didn’t think I’d be dancing tonight, but Kimberly from her hospital bed, said to me, ‘I am not done watching you dance.’ Kimberly, I love you.”

James, who has said he doesn’t believe in the word “miscarriage,” is the father of five children with Kimberly.

“We’re dancing to ‘Take Me to Church’ by Hozier, which is all about human connection that is so strong that it’s out of control, that it’s scary, that it rocks your soul. And that song is taking on a whole new meaning for me. When words fail, you sing. When there are no words, you dance. And that’s what I’m going to do. Kimberly, I’m dancing for you, I’m dancing for us,” he added.

We’re sending our love to James, Kimberly, and their family during this difficult time.

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