James Van Der Beek has revealed his wife Kimberly has suffered a miscarriage with the couple’s sixth child.
The former Dawson’s Creek star, 42, revealed the tragic news during his appearance on Dancing With The Stars this week after he had originally planned to miss the semi-final.
He said on his VT: ‘My wife Kimberly and I went through every expecting parent’s worst nightmare. We lost the baby.
‘The little soul that we had expected to welcome into our family took a shortcut to whatever lies beyond.
‘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 up your heart, it deepens your appreciation. It makes you more human.’
James hadn’t planned to dance on the show, but says his wife convinced him to go ahead with the performance.
He told the rest of his followers about what happened, posting on Instagram: ‘Wrecked….