James and Kimberly Van Der Beek are expecting their sixth kid collectively.
The 42-year-old actor has taken to Instagram to reveal the couple are adding to their brood – Olivia, eight, Joshua, seven, Annabel Leah, 5, and Emilia, 3, Gwendolyn, 16 months – just after filming their ultrasound on ‘Dancing With the Stars’, on which he is at the moment competing.
James – who final year opened up about his wife experiencing 3 miscarriages – wrote: “Thrilled beyond belief to announce that a different tiny bundle of joy has picked us to be their family members. We chose to have our initially ultrasound on camera with our #DWTS crew capturing the outcome – some thing I By no means believed we’d ever do… but @vanderkimberly and I have been by way of 3 of these initially appointments to learn either no heartbeat, or no child, and she wanted to share this moment. Miscarriage (a word that requirements a replacement – no one failed to “carry”, these issues occasionally just occur) is some thing that persons hardly ever speak about, and generally go by way of in secret. But there requirements to be zero shame about it, or about providing oneself the time and space to grieve. We decided to place ourselves out there – not realizing what we’d obtain – in an work to chip away at any senseless stigma about this practical experience and to encourage persons who may well be going by way of it to open themselves up to appreciate & help from mates and family members when they will need it most. Happily, for us – this time- we walked out with tears of joy. #AndThenIDancedAQuickStep. (sic)”
Final year, James – who married Kimberly in 2010 – hit out at the miscarriage terminology and stated no one really should be “blamed” for such a tragedy.
He wrote: “Wanted to say a point or two about miscarriages… of which we’ve had 3 more than the years (such as appropriate prior to this tiny beauty).
“Initial off – we will need a new word for it. “Mis-carriage”, in an insidious way, suggests fault for the mother – as if she dropped some thing, or failed to “carry.” From what I’ve discovered, in all but the most clear, intense situations, it has nothing at all to do with something the mother did or did not do. So let’s wipe all blame off the table prior to we even start off.(sic)”
The former ‘Dawson’s Creek’ star poured his heart out about the grief the pair had skilled.
He continued: “Second… it will tear you open like nothing at all else. It really is painful and it is heartbreaking on levels deeper than you may well have ever skilled. So do not judge your grief, or attempt to rationalize your way about it. Let it flow in the waves in which it comes, and let it it is rightful space.
“And then… when you happen to be capable… attempt to recognize the beauty in how you place oneself back collectively differently than you had been prior to.
“Some alterations we make proactively, some we make for the reason that the universe has smashed us, but either way, these alterations can be gifts.
“Lots of couples develop into closer than ever prior to.
“Lots of parents comprehend a deeper want for a kid than ever prior to. And lots of, lots of, lots of couples go on to have pleased, wholesome, lovely babies afterwards (and generally extremely swiftly afterwards – you have been warned. (sic)”