James Van Der Beek from 'Dawson's Creek' Gives Update on His Family after Wife Kimberly's Miscarriage

Although it has been a month since James Van Der Beek announced that his wife suffered a miscarriage, the actor and his family are still on the mend.

A month after his wife suffered a miscarriage, James Van Der Beek has provided his fans with an update on their situation.

Kimberly Brook and James Van Der Beek attend the LA Special Screening of A24's "Skin" at ArcLight Hollywood | Photo: Getty Images

Kimberly Brook and James Van Der Beek attend the LA Special Screening of A24's "Skin" at ArcLight Hollywood | Photo: Getty Images

The revelation came after PEOPLE reported that the actor had shared a post via his Instagram feed. In the image shared, the “Dawson's Creek” star and his wife, Kimberly, look solemn as they stared at the camera, with the sunset as a background.

In the accompanying caption, James got candid about his family's healing process.

He wrote:

“Still in repair. Discovering that healing happens at its own pace. Not the pace you’d like, and definitely not the pace at which the world keeps on moving... But it happens. And there’s beauty in allowing yourself to be exactly where you’re at. (Plus, it’s not like you really have a choice, anyway ?)”

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Thrilled beyond belief to announce that another little bundle of joy has picked us to be their family. 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. 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. #AndThenIDancedAQuickStep. • Pic by @jilliangoulding

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Fans flooded the actor’s comment section to share words of encouragement and love, while a few people stated that the couple’s strength inspired them.

PEOPLE recalled that James had announced on the Nov. 18 episode of “Dancing with the Stars” that Kimberly had suffered a miscarriage the weekend before. The devastating incident made him uncertain if he would be able to dance on the show’s live semifinals episode.

However, Kimberly encouraged him to stay on the show and continue competing. Unfortunately, he and his partner, Emma Slater, were eliminated from the ABC reality dancing competition series.

Emma shared her pain after she and James got eliminated per a Hollywood Life report.

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For the vast majority of my life, when people asked if I could dance, my answer was “No.” I always felt awkward, like everybody was looking at me and judging. Which sucked because I loved music, and loved moving to it... I just had no idea how to do it well, or without inhibition. Today I’m dancing on live television every week and learning from a world-class professional in the studio Richard Simmons used to teach classes in (he called it “Slimmons” btw 😉). While wearing Cuban heels. Every new dance is a struggle to learn, and every day I still have to fight through inhibition and every week I have a moment where I wonder if I’ll ever get it... and I’m loving it. Because I’m finally in the game. Life is strange... but it’s a hell of a lot more fun when you dance 🕺

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In her words:

“I feel disappointment that [James Van Der Beek] couldn’t get to shine his light in the finale. I wish we could have been in the finale, not for myself, but for James. It’s always about the partner. Of course, I want to be there, but this is about James. On top of the week he’s had, I feel like I want to protect him, and he wasn’t protected.”

Sean Spicer, who used to dance on DWTS, also offered a few words to motivate James, as noted by Pop Culture shared. According to the site, Sean had taken to Instagram to let James know that he was praying for him and his family.

Through all the heartbreak, the Van Der Beek family has remained grateful and appreciative of those around them. According to a PEOPLE report, Kimberly also shared an update where she expressed gratitude to her husband and children.

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So I would like to respectfully honor our beautiful native people and acknowledge the pains of the past and present that often get over looked on Thanksgiving when we historically have told false and misleading tales. All the while I would like to still give gratitude. I hope that piece of the holiday remains in tact, always. I am more grateful for life than I have ever been. For my husband. My children. My family. His family that is my family. An incredible hospital nearby. For my friends that are family ( @rosettagetty and @baltgetty your holiday love over all these years means so much). Even the messes that drive me crazy, the traffic, the disagreements, I’m here for all of it. IM HERE! I’m alive! My voice is beautiful and powerful. I’m grateful for it. I allow it to move through. My body is a gift. I am grateful for it and will care for it. I’m grateful for the universal life force energy that exists within all of us. I’m grateful. My dear friends, my trybe, the people that exchange smiles along the way. Thank you. And for those of you taking a moment to share in my message, thank you. 🙏

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The mother-of-three stated that she was thankful even for the mess and disagreements that existed in her life.

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