James Van Der Beek and wife Kimberly 'thrilled beyond belief' to be expecting sixth child 1 week ago

James Van Der Beek and wife Kimberly 'thrilled beyond belief' to be expecting sixth child

James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly are "thrilled beyond belief" to be expecting their sixth child.

The Dawson's Creek actor took to Instagram on Monday to share their happy news.

"Thrilled beyond belief to announce that another little bundle of joy has picked us to be their family," he began.

 

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He continued:

"We chose to have our first ultrasound on camera with our #DWTS crew capturing the result - something I NEVER thought we’d ever do... but @vanderkimberly and I have been through three of those first appointments to discover either no heartbeat, or no baby, and she wanted to share this moment.

"Miscarriage (a word that needs a replacement - nobody failed to “carry”, these things sometimes just happen) is something that people rarely talk about, and often go through in secret."

He spoke about how he feels there should be "zero shame" around miscarriages, and how parents need to give themselves "space to grieve."

He said:

"We decided to put ourselves out there - not knowing what we’d find - in an effort to chip away at any senseless stigma around this experience and to encourage people who might be going through it to open themselves up to love & support from friends and family when they need it most.

"Happily, for us - this time- we walked out with tears of joy."