James Van Der Beek Gets Emotional Discussing Wife’s Pregnancy Loss

James Van Der Beek Tears Up While Discussing 'Emotional Gut Punch' of Wife Kimberly Van Der Beek's Pregnancy Loss: 'It Was Just So Much Pain'

Kimberly Van Der Beek and James Van Der Beek.
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James Van Der Beek recalled the second he discovered about spouse Kimberly Van Der Beek‘s 2019 being pregnant loss — which got here throughout his time on Dancing With the Stars.

“It was simply a lot ache, and it was so sudden as a result of every little thing was proper, every little thing was [a] fairy-tale. The whole lot was coming collectively completely,” the Dawson’s Creek alum, 46, mentioned through the Thursday, March 16, episode of the “Lavatory Chronicles” podcast. “It progressed in a short time into being concerned about Kim. We had been each simply crying and sobbing and there was a number of blood. Far more blood than any supply.”

In response to James, he came upon about Kimberly’s miscarriage when she mentioned she “felt off” whereas they had been watching TV.

“After which Kim lied down within the bathe after which wasn’t waking up. In order that’s once I referred to as 911,” he continued, noting that he stayed house with their children as Kimberly went to get medical consideration. (The couple, who tied the knot in 2010, share six children: Olivia, 12, Joshua, 10, Annabel, 9, Emilia, 6, Gwendolyn, 4, and Jeremiah, 15 months.)

The Connecticut native concluded: “You had been gone. The ambulance had taken you away. I bought Gwen again to mattress. And I’m simply sitting there in a rest room filled with blood. And a lifeless little child on the counter. It was only a intestine punch, an emotional intestine punch.”

James, who was competing on season 28 of DWTS, revealed through the semi-finals that Kimberly suffered a being pregnant loss.

“My spouse Kimberly and I went by means of each anticipating dad or mum’s worst nightmare. We misplaced the infant,” he mentioned on the time. “The little soul that we had anticipated to welcome into our household took a shortcut to no matter lies past. You by no means know why these items occur, that’s what I’ve been telling my children. All you understand is that it brings you nearer collectively, it breaks you open, it opens your coronary heart, it deepens your appreciation. It makes you extra human.”

The pair skilled a second being pregnant loss in June 2020. “I perceive that I’m very blessed to have the ability to beginning 5 youngsters. I’ve additionally had 5 miscarriages, two of which had been actually laborious experiences,” Kimberly shared on “The Make Down” podcast in October 2020. “It has modified my day-to-day fairly a bit, as a result of I’m in very a lot a therapeutic mode proper now.”

Earlier this month, James gushed about his household in a candy Instagram message.

James Van Der Beek Tears Up While Discussing 'Emotional Gut Punch' of Wife Kimberly Van Der Beek's Pregnancy Loss: 'It Was Just So Much Pain'

James Van Der Beek with spouse Kimberly and children.
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“I’ve been feeling into a brand new relationship with time, these days. I used to attempt to bend it to my will: Velocity it up, squeeze extra into it, quick minimize it. Or panic at its passing. Or simply ignore it altogether,” he captioned a March 8 snap together with his children. “However lately, I’ve discovered myself happier the extra I’m in contact with reverence, and deference to time. Sure, it CAN be stretched. It could fly.”

Within the prolonged social media put up, the CSI: Cyber alum mentioned the teachings he discovered in honor of his birthday.

“The extra I deference I can summon to the teachings earned solely in time… the more healthy relationship I’ve with miracles. And the better it turns into to root within the current, open to the perfection of a course of I used to be by no means meant to regulate,” he added. “Which is all actually only a long-winded method of claiming: Center-age rocks.”