James Van Der Beek made a very devastating announcement on Dancing With the Stars Monday night, when he revealed that his wife, Kimberly Brook, had a miscarriage on Saturday.
“My wife Kimberly and I went through every expectant parent’s worst nightmare. We lost the baby,” said Van Der Beek.
Van Der Beek continued, “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. Deepens your appreciation. Makes you more human.”
After his announcement on DWTS, Van Der Beek took to Instagram to share a post about their heartbreaking miscarriage. “Wrecked. Devastated. In shock. That’s how we’re feeling right now after the soul we thought we were going to welcome into our family in April, has taken a shortcut to whatever lies beyond this life.”
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“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. 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.”