The Van Der Beeks have another baby on the way! James Van Der Beek made the exciting announcement that he and wife Kimberly Brook are expecting baby #6 and shared exciting footage on ‘DWTS.’
Congratulations are in order for James Van Der Beek, 42, and Kimberly Brook. The couple will be adding another precious little Van Der Beek to their family. James and Kimberly revealed they are expecting their sixth child while the new episode of Dancing With the Stars aired on Oct. 7. James and Kimberly showed their very first ultrasound appointment on DWTS. That’s where they heard the baby’s heartbeat for the first time. James first made the announcement on Instagram just before he hit the dance floor.
“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.”
The newest addition will join James and Kimberly’s 5 other children: Olivia, Joshua, Annabel, Emilia, and Gwendolyn. Their fifth child, Gwendolyn, was born in June 2018. By the time baby #6 arrives, James and Kimberly will have 6 kids until 10 years old!
Kimberly and the kids have been supporting James every step of the way on this DWTS journey. Kimberly has been in the audience every week with the kids. During the season 28 premiere, James brought the DWTS cameras home with him to show the world what the Van Der Beek house is like. “I am most proud of being a father to five children: Olivia, Joshua, Annabelle, Emilia and Gwendolyn,” James said to the camera. “They’re a bunch of fun-loving kids. We dance all the time in the house. We just put some music on and all of them dance!”
HollywoodLife spoke with James before the season 28 premiere and he revealed why he was “excited” to have his kids watch him compete. “I’m excited for them to watch me try something that I haven’t done before and to watch me learn and put in work and just jump into something because it was fun and crazy,” James told HollywoodLife. “And that’s kind of what I hope they take from it.”