Actor James Van Der Beek, 42 has revealed the sad news that his wife Kimberley has suffered a miscarriage.
The couple were expecting their sixth child together before the actor announced on the recent semifinals of the US TV show Dancing With The Stars.
“My wife Kimberly and I went through every expectant parent’s worst nightmare.
“We lost the baby,” the Dawson Creek star said in a video broadcast ahead of his performance on the ABC dance competition show.
“The little soul that we had expected to welcome into our family took a shortcut to whatever lies beyond,” James added.
“You never know why these things happen. It’s what I’ve been telling my kids.”
“All you know is that it brings you closer together,” he added.
“It breaks you open. It opens up your heart,” said James.
“Deepens your appreciation. Makes you more human.”
James married business consultant Kimberly Brook on August 1, 2010.
James and Kimberley have five children: Olivia, Joshua, Annabel, Emilia, and Gwendolyn.
The American actor is best known for his portrayal of Dawson Leery in the American series Dawson Creek.
More recently he received critical acclaim for the fictionalised version of himself on the television series Don’t Trust the B – in Apartment 23.
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