Former Pose star and Dawson's Creek heartthrob James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly experienced quite an unfortunate situation late last year when the latter had suffered a miscarriage only a month after they had announced she was expecting their sixth child. The couple apparently got a dose of good news earlier this year when they learned Kimberly was pregnant again, but Van Der Beek revealed in an emotional message to fans that Kimberly recently had another miscarriage.
Below you can read the first part of James Van Der Beek's emotional frank Instagram post.
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.
In the first part of his post, James Van Der Beek referenced the extremely public way that Kimberly's first miscarriage was shared with the world. For those who may not remember, Van Der Beek was a contestant in Season 28 of Dancing with the Stars. During the semi-final rounds, the actor shared the miscarriage news on an episode, saying that Kimberly was the one who convinced him to stick with the show and continue competing. Unfortunately, that ended up being the same episode where he was eliminated – though Ally Brooke attempted to sacrifice her spot to get him back – with former Bachelorette star Hannah Brown going on to win.
As revealed above, James and Kimberly Van Der Beek agreed to keep the news private about her latest pregnancy. It's quite tragic that they had to end up updating friends and fans with this resolution, as opposed to a more positive outcome. Below, James Van Der Beek went into more detail, and also offered some hopeful thoughts for anyone taking the time to read them. In his words:
We rushed @vanderkimberly to the hospital by ambulance for another harrowing night of blood transfusions. And as I stood by, grateful for the good people who navigated the maze of regulations to save her life - but helpless to do much for the woman I loved other than massage her feet and try to keep her warm (with my #DWTS robe, ironically) - something kept running through my head, again and again, which I now feel compelled to share: We’ve got to take better care of each other.
The world is in pain right now. There’s denial, shock, numbness, anger - all the old patterns we cling to when deep trauma is unearthed. And there are no words to ease that pain... to make the process hurt less or to solve it quickly. But the way out of it? Starts with an open, broken-hearted contemplation of this question: How can we take better care of each other?
And to all the families who have gone through this... you are not alone.
Clearly, James Van Der Beek is feeling a major loss after his wife went through her second miscarriage in only eight months. As grateful as he might be for the medical staff that got Kimberly through the ordeal, presumably without any major issues, the actor was definitely also overwhelmed by other emotions.
Rather than keeping the focus entirely on his own devastating situation, James Van Der Beek instead used the second half of his admission to address the traumas and rampant unrest that have shaken the country up in recent months. Though his comments were purposefully vague in that respect, his point about taking better care of each other is one that just about everyone could take to heart.
Check out James Van Der Beek's post below.
We at CinemaBlend send our condolences to James and Kimberly Van Der Beek during this trying time.