Congrats! James Van Der Beek and wife Kimberly are expecting baby #6

Huge congratulations are in order for James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly. The couple have revealed they’re expecting their sixth child together.

The dad-of-five confirmed the news on Instagram by posting a photo of his adorable family.

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


A post shared by James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) on

James explained that he invited the Dancing With The Stars camera to their ultrasound, despite past heartaches.

“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.”


A post shared by James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) on

James revealed that their family had experienced harrowing losses in the past but they wanted to mark this special 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,” the dad wrote.


A post shared by James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) on

The Dawson’s Creek actor said, “But there needs to be zero shame around it, or around giving yourself the time and space to grieve. 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.”

We couldn’t be happier for the pair.



Hello Mama!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device in cookies to serve you personalized content and ads.

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.