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‘So Much Pain’: James Van Der Beek Opens Up About Wife’s Tragic Miscarriage

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‘So Much Pain’: James Van Der Beek Opens Up About Wife’s Tragic Miscarriage

By Movieguide® Contributors

Trigger warning: Miscarriage

DAWSON’S CREEK alum James Van Der Beek recently opened up about his wife Kimberly’s tragic miscarriage and how it affected their family. 

While Van Der Beek was competing on DANCING WITH THE STARS, Kimberly, who was 17-and-a-half-weeks pregnant, lost their baby. 

“It was just so much pain,” he shared. “It was so unexpected, because everything was right, everything was a fairytale. Everything was coming together perfectly. It progressed very quickly into being worried about Kim. We were both just crying and sobbing and there was a lot of blood — way more blood than any delivery.”

Kimberly laid down in the shower, and when Van Der Beek couldn’t wake her up, he called 911. 

“You were gone,” Van Der Beek said, addressing his wife. “The ambulance had taken you away. I got Gwen back to bed. And I’m just sitting there in a bathroom full of blood…It was just a gut punch — an emotional gut punch.”

Kimberly has suffered three miscarriages, and the couple has been very open about their healing process. Movieguide® previously reported:

Actor James Van Der Beek recently opened up about his family’s healing process after he and his wife, Kimberly, suffered two pregnancy losses.

The DAWSON’S CREEK alum took to Instagram and posted photos from a family road trip, the same trip they took after his wife’s first miscarriage in November 2019…

Van Der Beek also encouraged his followers: “Whatever you’re going through… if you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, or even know where to look for it… I invite you to not underestimate the power of a little change of environment… and of taking the time to sit exactly where you’re at.”

“Healing comes at its own pace. Presence might just be a pre-requisite,” he concluded.


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