James Van Der Beek shares sweet gratitude note for wife Kimberly Brook after life-threatening miscarriage
The couple, who has been married since 2010, has five children together.
Actor James Van Der Been, on Friday, said he has found a "newfound gratitude" for his wife Kimberly. The actor took to Instagram, expressing his gratitude just days after Kimberly suffered a life-threatening miscarriage.
"In a place of newfound gratitude to have @vanderkimberly in this world today," the "Dawson's Creek" alum said of his wife while posting a picture of her. "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," he continued. "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," James concluded. "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."
The couple, who has been married since 2010, has five children together: 9-year-old Olivia, 7-year-old Joshua, 5-year-old Annabel, 3-year-old Emilia, and 17-months-old Gwendolyn. The pair, earlier this month, had revealed that Kimberly had suffered a miscarriage on the night of James' elimination from 'Dancing with the Stars'. She revealed that the incident almost took her life and said the baby was a boy.
Van Der Beek, during the semi-finals of the dancing competition on November 19, described the miscarriage as "every expecting parent's worst nightmare." He added: "You never know why these things happen. That's what I've been telling my kids. All you know is that it brings you closer together, it breaks you open, it opens up your heart, it deepens your appreciation, it makes you more human."
"Kimberly, I love you," he said, dedicating his final dance to his wife. "Kimberly, I'm dancing for you. I'm dancing for us."