Dawson's Creek actor James Van Der Beek has taken to Instagram to share that he and his wife, Kimberly, have suffered a terrifying miscarriage which almost took Kimberly's wife, after announcing they were expecting their sixth child in October.
"Wrecked. Devastated. In shock," he wrote alongside a photo of Kimberly and his daughter. "That’s how we’re feeling right now after the soul we thought were going to welcome into our family in April... has taken a short cut to whatever lies beyond this life. We’ve been through this before, but never this late in the pregnancy, and never accompanied by such a scary, horrific threat to @vanderkimberly and her well-being."
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He continued, "Grateful that she’s now recovering, but we’ve only just begun unpacking the layers of this one. Thank you to all of our friends and co-workers (and dance partners) who have shown up for us so beautifully during this time. As many of you have said, “There are no words...” and it’s true. Which is why in a time like this it’s enough to know that you’re there. Grieving AND counting our blessings today."
Following her husband's emotional post, Kimberly took to her Instagram stories to thank fans for their support. "Thank you everyone for all of the love," she said. "I don't even know how I'm going to begin to respond to it all. So, I think I'll just have to do it here."
"We lost our baby boy" and "almost lost my life," she said, noting that they would share "details of what happened in the emergency room" later on.