During Monday’s Dancing with the Stars semi-final episode, van der Beek announced that Kimberly suffered an abortion over the weekend.
“My wife Kimberly and I went through the hopes of my parents’ worst nightmares. We lost the child, ”an emotional van der Beek said in his video package. “The little soul we expected to welcome into our family took a shortcut from whatever lies ahead.”
“You never know why these things happen, which I am telling my children. You all know that it brings you closer together, it breaks you open, it opens your heart, it praises you. Deepens, “van der Beek said.” It makes you more human. ”
Although van der Beek admitted that he did not think he would be dancing on Monday evening, he chose to compete for Kimberley, which pushed him to continue in the competition.
“Kimberly, I love you”, said Van der Beek, who dedicated the dance to his wife: “Kimberly, I’m dancing for you, I’m dancing for us, so here we’re going, babe. ”
Audiences watched as One Der Beak danced to Foxtrot, a touch for Hozier’s “Take Me to Church”. After her performance, Van der Beek cried as pro-fellow Emma Slater hugged her on the ballroom floor.
“Kimberly, I love you. Thank you for pushing me to that dance floor, “the actor said in sweetening to his wife before the judge and Slater became judges on 27/30.” Thank you for everything you did. I don’t know how you do it. Five children. You are awesome. ”
She further shared the sad news on Instagram, writing, “waste. Devastated. in shock. How are we feeling now after the soul we were going to welcome in our family in April… A small deduction has been made for whatever lies beyond this life. We’ve been through it before, but it’s never too late in pregnancy, and never with such scary, terrible threats to @vanderkimberly and her wellbeing. ”
“Grateful that she is recovering now, but we are just starting to unravel the layers of this one. Thank you to all our friends and colleagues (and dance partners) who showed us so beautifully in the meantime. As in you, Many have said, ‘There are no words …’ and it is true. That is why it is enough at the moment to know that you are there. Counting our blessings and sorrows today, “van der Beek Wrote
Kimberly pointed to the tragedy on social media before he announced the devastating news on DWTS.
“It was a weekend,” she wrote on Instagram earlier on Monday. “I am extra grateful to be helping my children right now. Keep these cuts happy while I’m at home. ”
The Dawson’s Creek alum, 42, and Kimberly are parents to Gwendolyn, 16 months, Annabel Leah, 5½, Emilia, 3½, and Olivia, 9, plus big brother Joshua, 7½.
Van der Beek revealed the news of the couple’s pregnancy on Instagram on October 7, sharing that he and Kimberly, 37, “we’re thrilled beyond belief, announcing that another small bundle of joy gave us their family.” Chose to be. ”
The Pose actor revealed in the caption that he and Kimberly decided to share the news with Dancing on the Stars after his wife had multiple miscarriages.
“Miscarriage (a term that needs replacement – no one has failed to carry, ‘these things sometimes just happen’) is something that people rarely talk about, and often cryptic Form passes. But it needs zero shame around it, or around giving itself time and space to grieve, “van der Beek continued.
“We decided to put ourselves out there – not knowing what we would get – in an effort to remove any of the insensitive stigma surrounding this experience and to encourage people who love themselves and You can open yourself up to support friends. And family when they need it most, “the actor said.” Happily, for us – this time – we are with tears of joy [ Ltrasound appointed] went out. ”
During that night’s episode of DWTS, van der Beek told PEOPLE that the revelation of the news on the reality competition show was “thrilling” and that he opened up to Kimberly on camera to allow more people to go through the experience Decided to do the first ultrasound. – Good result or not good result. ”
“It’s a part of life,” he continued. “It really helps when you support friends and family. People often go through it in secret. You need to grieve yourself and allow yourself to go through it. For us, we were incredibly happy and excited. ”
When asked how his wife of nine years and his wife dealt with the shocking miscarriage news, van der Beek said, “The only advice I have is that you can’t find a way out of it. And you can’t talk your way. This. You just have to let yourself go through it and go through the journey and be there for each other. ”
“Know that you can’t judge the pain, you can’t judge the process,” he said. “For us, thankfully we also have three rainbow children. this is life. And not afraid to even talk about it [it]. There is a strange stigma that may still exist around it… things like that happen when you need your family and friends. “