James Van Der Beek Reveals Wife Kimberly Recently Suffered a Miscarriage at 17 Weeks Pregnant
James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly mourn another loss.
On Saturday, the actor shared the heartbreaking news that his wife had suffered another miscarriage.
“After suffering a brutal, very public miscarriage last November, we were overjoyed to learn that we were pregnant. This time we kept the news to ourselves. But last weekend, once again, 17 weeks in ... the soul we were looking forward to having lessons in our world had lessons for our family that did not involve joining a living physical body, " he wrote on Instagram.
In November 2019, he revealed the news of her miscarriage during his season of Dancing with the Stars and dedicated his dance to his wife. "My wife Kimberly and I have had the worst nightmare of any expected parents. We have lost the baby. The little soul we were expecting to welcome our family has taken a shortcut to everything behind it," said he.
The couple share the children Olivia (9), Joshua (8), Annabel (6), Emilia (4) and Gwendolyn, who turned two earlier this month. This is Kimberly's fifth miscarriage in 9 years.
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Van Der Beek said on Saturday of the heartbreaking experience that he felt "helpless".
"We ambulance @vanderkimberly to the hospital for another harrowing night of blood transfusions," he continued. "And when I stood next to it, thankful for the good people who navigated through the maze of regulations to save their lives - but helpless to do a lot for the woman I loved, other than massaging their feet and trying to Keeping them warm (ironically, with my # DWTS robe) - there was always something going through my head that I now have to share: we need to take better care of each other. "
Van Der Beek added: “The world is in pain right now. There is denial, shock, numbness, anger - all the old patterns that we hold on to when deep trauma is discovered. And there are no words to relieve this pain ... to hurt the process less or to solve it quickly. But the way out? Starts with an open, broken view of this question: How can we better take care of each other? "
When his message ended, the star simply wrote: "To all families who have been through this ... they are not alone."
James Van Der Beek / Instagram James Van Der Beek, Kimberly Van Der Beek and children
The couple was open about the miscarriages they had suffered on their way to expanding their family and about their respective recovery processes.
Last Thanksgiving, Van Der Beek expressed his appreciation for his wife. “In a place of newly discovered gratitude to have @vanderkimberly in this world today. I got really scary for a minute - scary enough to awaken how much I appreciate for so many things that I take for granted, "he wrote on Instagram, referring to his wife's miscarriage in which she was said she was "almost lost my life."
"I've never been so open (especially with tragedies) like in the past few weeks, and you answered with love, support and prayers and shared your own stories, and we felt the energy ... and it helped. So thanks ", he added.
And in early December, the actor spoke about the healing process in an Instagram post. "Still under repair," he wrote next to a photo of him and his wife on the beach together.
"To discover that healing happens at its own pace. Not at the pace you want and definitely not at the pace the world is moving on ... But it does. And it's nice to allow yourself to be right where you are. "he said.
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