The “Dawson” actor’s family has grown even bigger. Happiness after the two miscarriages of his wife, Kimberly.

James and Kimberly Van Der Beek were already parents to Olivia, 11, Joshua, 9, Annabel, 7, Emilia, 5 and Gwendolyn, 3.


James Van Der Beek became the father of six children. Monday, November 22, the actor of “Dawson” announced on Instagram the surprise arrival of his son, Jeremiah Van Der Beek.

In his post, he explained that he and his wife, Kimberly, decided to keep her pregnancy a secret, as she had suffered two miscarriages in the past few years. “Humble and delighted to announce the happy and trouble-free arrival of Jeremiah Van Der Beek,” he captioned a slideshow of the infant, whom they nicknamed Rémi. After suffering a late miscarriage twice in a row (both at over 17 weeks), we kept this pregnancy a secret. Honestly, I was terrified when I heard the news… Each child brings their own energy, their own manifestation of consciousness, their own lessons. Those we lost each gave us different pieces of the puzzle… ”

He thanks his neighbors

The actor went on to explain that after Kimberly was diagnosed with a “weakened cervix” by a doctor in Texas, she underwent a “cervical banding” and was able to give birth naturally.

To conclude her post, the 44-year-old star thanked her friends and neighbors for keeping the pregnancy a secret. “To all of our community members, both local and remote, who knew our journey and honored our desire for privacy… thank you. May this respect and karma come back to you 1000 times. Life is good, ”he added.

The couple married in 2010 and are also parents to Olivia, 11, Joshua, 9, Annabel, 7, Emilia, 5, and Gwendolyn, 3.

(Cover Media /

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