On June 20, James took to Instagram to reveal that his wife, Kimberly, had suffered a miscarriage. It was her fifth pregnancy loss in nine years.
“After suffering a brutal, very public miscarriage last November, we were overjoyed to learn we were pregnant. This time, we kept the news to ourselves. But last weekend, once again, 17 weeks in… the soul we’d been excited to welcome into the world had lessons for our family that did not include joining us in a living physical body,” he wrote on Instagram.
James had revealed his wife’s previous miscarriage during his season of Dancing with the Stars. He even dedicated his dance to Kimberly at the time.
“My wife Kimberly and I went through every expecting parent’s worst nightmare. We lost the baby,” he said on the show. “The little soul that we had expected to welcome into our family took a shortcut to whatever lies beyond.”
Our thoughts are with James Van Der Beek, his wife Kimberly, and their entire family as they grieve the loss of their little one on the way.