Kimberly, James Van Der Beek’s wife, took to Instagram to thank her fans for their support. “Thank you, everyone, for all of the love,” she said in a video she posted von Tuesday. “I don’t even know how I’m going to begin to respond to it all. So, I think I’ll have to do it here.” She then spoke her heart out; she confirmed the sad news “we lost our baby boy, “she said, and “ I almost lost my life,” she added. She said she would share the details of the emergency room later. This is understandable. We cannot expect one to explain their trauma in more information, can we?
James told the sad news a little earlier on Monday, “My wife Kimberly and I went through every expectant parent’s worst nightmare. We lost the baby,” he said. “The little soul that we had expected to welcome into our family took a shortcut to whatever lies beyond. You never know why these things happen. It’s what I’ve been telling my kids. All you know is that it brings you closer together. It breaks you open. It opens up your heart. It deepens your appreciation. It makes you more human.”
Every person who heard him utter these words felt his pain. While it was expected he wouldn’t dance, he gave one of the best dances, and he ended up on top of the leader board with his partner Emma Slater he later told the audience that his wife told him “I’m not done watching you dance.” He dedicated his performance to his wife.
The heartbreaking news came one month after James and Kimberly announced the pregnancy on the ABC show. They had planned on welcoming the child in April.
On Monday, James wrote they were “wrecked,” “devastated,” and “in shock. 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,” 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.”