James Van Der Beek Expresses Gratitude for Wife Kimberly as Well as Their Followers on Social Media after Her Miscarriage

James Van Der Beek is full of gratitude for still having his wife Kimberly, with him, following a devastating miscarriage that almost cost her life.

Thanksgiving might be over, but James Van Der Beek is grateful he still gets to wake up to a world where his wife, Kimberly, lives. The actor took to his Instagram to show how thankful he is.

James Van Der Beek attends the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena | Photo: Getty Images

James Van Der Beek attends the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena | Photo: Getty Images

He shared a photo of Kimberly wearing an oversized wool jacket, and captioned it,

"In a place of profound gratitude to have @vanderkimberly in this world today. Got really scary for a minute there."

James referencing the scare his family had when his wife lost their sixth baby, wrote that it awakened him to the things in his life, which he took for granted. The actor extended his gratitude to his followers, for responding with love, and supporting his family. 

Kimberly Brook (L) and James Van Der Beek attend the 2019 InStyle and Warner Bros. 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Getty Images

Kimberly Brook (L) and James Van Der Beek attend the 2019 InStyle and Warner Bros. 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Getty Images

The DWTS alum and Kimberly share five children, and they've been very outspoken about what they went through, and the impact it had on their lives. At the finale of DWTS last Monday, James told People,

"We're hanging in there. We have so much love and support, and we appreciate it. Kimberly is hanging in there."

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In a place of newfound gratitude to have @vanderkimberly in this world today. Got really scary for a minute there - scary enough to wake me up to how much appreciation I have for so many things I just take for granted. Also... thankful for all of you. I’ll admit, I paused for a moment, wondering if it was healthy to be thankful for one’s IG following, but it’s the quality of people on here I’m grateful for, not so much the quantity. I’d never been so open (especially with tragedy) as I’ve been these last few weeks, and you responded with love and support and prayers and shared your own stories, and we felt the energy... and it helped. So thank you. Also grateful that @amandademme was at the same Thanksgiving last night, who saw Kimberly resting after dinner and turned it into this photo. #ArtSaves #happythanksgiving everyone ❤️

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The dad-of-five added that the miscarriage was tough and scarier than any birth. The actor broke the news of the loss of his sixth child, a week before the finale of the DWTS, and got eliminated that same night.

In a series of Instagram story posts, Kimberly, while thanking her followers for their support, expressed her disappointment at her husband's elimination.

Actor James Van Der Beek (R) and wife Kimberly Van Der Beek arrive at Logo's "NewNowNext Awards" 2011 at Avalon on April 7, 2011 in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images

Actor James Van Der Beek (R) and wife Kimberly Van Der Beek arrive at Logo's "NewNowNext Awards" 2011 at Avalon on April 7, 2011 in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images

The couple has tried to move on from the pain since then, and are slowly returning to their routines. An Instagram post, shared by James, showed that he is already moving on from the disappointment of DWTS, and focusing on new projects.

James Van Der Beek attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater | Photo: Getty Images

James Van Der Beek attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater | Photo: Getty Images

He shared a mirror selfie showing off his toned abs and revealed that he has been working out in Muay Thai, and dancing. The "Dawson Creek" star is looking forward to the future, counting his blessings, and focusing on his family.

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