James Van Der Beek:
An American actor famously known for his role on ‘Dawson’s Creek’ as Dawson Leery on WB, besides that he has starred in FX’s ‘Pose’, ‘Varisty Blues (1999)’, and many more! Van Der Beek was previously married to fellow actress Heather Ann McComb from 2003, but finalised their divorce in spring 2010. Following to that Van Der Beek married Kimberly Brook in 2010, she is a business consultant. The couple together have 6 children, in October 2019 they revealed that they were expecting sixth but a month later revealed that they suffered from a miscarriage. And in 2021 November, James took to his social media to welcome his 6th child who arrived 5 weeks earlier than their due date!
James and his wife Kimberly have never shied away from speaking their truth about their journey as parents, and how they dealt with their miscarriages over the span of their years. Kimberly, in 2020, made an appearance on a podcast where she shared how the couple had to cope and heal, after having 5 miscarriages in the span of 9 years.
On August 19th, in an Instagram post, James shared various pictures that documented their loss and how they dealt with it. He says that in a picture they decided to take an RV and camp out, which was not a plan but they decided to do so. Since then, the Dawson’s Creek actor says that, he did not avoid of pass the pain, but he was present to it and accepted it, beginning their healing process. He says that ‘healing comes at its own pace, and presence might be pre-requisite to it’. James and his wife have not shielded their children to the losses of their future siblings, and even shared that each child of theirs had their own reactions, and dealt with the news in their own way. But along with the loss, Van Der Beek, too shared the joy that he and his family went through when they welcomed their 6th child, a baby boy, saying that they were quite done with children and did not expect for more, however ‘this chunky little angel knew better’.
The fans of the family, and their friends as well, shared and showered the couple with love and condolences in James’ comment section. The fans were extremely happy to see the couple finally excited for welcoming their new child and even shared the grief of the loss of their children previously to the baby boy’s birth. We hope that the family is happy and wish them all the best for their future!
What are your thoughts on this healing process?
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