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8th October 2019


Actor James Van Der Beek and wife Kimberly are expecting their sixth child!

The Dawson’s Creek alum shared an important message about the stigma around miscarriages.


James Van Der Beek is soon going to be a father of six as he revealed on Instagram that his wife is pregnant again.

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“Thrilled beyond belief to announce that another little bundle of joy has picked us to be their family,” the Dawson’s Creek actor wrote on social media. The 42-year-old also revealed that they chose to have their first ultrasound on camera with the Dancing With The Stars crew; something they’d never thought they do due to their recent losses.

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“@vanderkimberly and I have been through three of those first appointments to discover either no heartbeat, or no baby, and she wanted to share this moment,” he began. “Miscarriage (a word that needs a replacement – nobody failed to “carry”, these things sometimes just happen) is something that people rarely talk about, and often go through in secret.”

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“But there needs to be zero shame around it, or around giving yourself the time and space to grieve. We decided to put ourselves out there – not knowing what we’d find – in an effort to chip away at any senseless stigma around this experience and to encourage people who might be going through it to open themselves up to love and support from friends and family when they need it most. Happily, for us – this time – we walked out with tears of joy.”

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James and Kimberly are already proud parents to nine-year-old Olive, seven-year-old Joshua, five-year-old Annabel, three-year-old Emilia, and Gwendolyn, who is 15 months. No doubt they’ll have their hands full more than ever with their sixth little one!

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