August 10, 2020
To mark their 10th anniversary as a married couple, James Van Der Beek shared a touching tribute for his wife, Kimberly.
On Instagram, the 43-year-old actor posted a photo of them together and captioned it with the sweetest message. He wrote:
"Ten years ago today, this woman made me the happiest I'd ever been."
James Van Der Beek attends the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. | Photo: Getty Images
He recalled the moment he first met Kimberly during his trip to Israel, where he did some soul-searching following a series of life struggles that included a divorce.
The "Dawson's Creek" star was sharing his reflections to his friend, when Kimberly interrupted to ask the latter a question. James said he felt annoyed then.
The couple has had a few challenges together, including Kimberly recently having two miscarriages.
Never did he think he and the annoying woman would be living together six months later. And two weeks after that, she became pregnant.
They tied the knot almost exactly one year to the date she interrupted him while in mid-revelation during that fateful trip in Israel.
In his tribute post, the actor wrote: "You're the best human I know. I love you, and I look forward to earning your partnership for years to come."
Kimberly, a business consultant, also shared a post to celebrate their milestone, writing that she "fee[s] like the luckiest woman in the world."
The couple has had a few challenges together, including Kimberly recently having two miscarriages, which happened just seven months apart.
It was her fifth miscarriage in nine years. James spoke about their series of pregnancy loss during his time on "Dancing with the Stars."
The family lives in Beverly Hills home, which was really featured by Vogue. Their home underwent a makeover by designer Tammy Price, just before the pandemic lockdown.
One of the most meaningful furniture pieces in their home is the poolside daybed that James himself designed and built following the birth of the couple's youngest child.
The actor said that while the family knew it was coming, they were still in shock. He said he takes comfort in the thought that his mother was no longer in pain.