James Van Der Beek reveals wife Kimberly secretly gave birth to sixth child

After a ‘simple surgical cerclage’ was performed, Kimberly gave birth naturally.

The actor said they decided to keep the pregnancy news to themselves after the devastating pregnancy losses.

‘Each child brings their own energy, their own manifestation of consciousness, their own lessons. The ones we lost each gifted us with different pieces of the puzzle… leaving us that much more grateful for the ongoing master class we get to enjoy with this sweet, wise little one.

Kimberly previously revealed that she thought she was going to die after suffering two miscarriages in seven months.

She admitted her baby losses in November 2019 and June 2020 were ‘incredibly difficult’ to cope with and left her so ill, she was not sure she would make it through.

‘I’ve had, actually, five miscarriages total, but the last two were significant in that they hospitalised me. Those were incredibly difficult, emotionally and physically,’ she told Entertainment Tonight.

‘I just felt like I was going to pass. I didn’t know that I was going to live through it. It became pretty dark,’ Kimberly continued.

‘I just have faint glimpses of what happened with James, because I kept losing consciousness. He was there giving me comfort, and love, yeah, just a rock.’

Van Der Beek was largely in the public eye at the time they endured their miscarriage in 2019.

‘My wife Kimberly went through every expectant parent’s worst nightmare – we lost the baby,’ he said on the show as he revealed the miscarriage. ‘The little soul that we had expected to welcome in our family took a shortcut to whatever lies beyond.’

James and his family recently moved to Texas after Kimberly’s five miscarriages and the death of his mother Melinda Weber.

Kimberly told Austin Life: ‘We had just been through a crazy year; with two late-term miscarriages, my body was still healing and it was hard for me to walk around at that point.’

The business consultant confirmed she had only been out of hospital for a few months when they left for Austin, and was feeling exhausted.

James revealed he always wanted a big family and in fact told Kimberly during one of their very first conversations.

‘You did say when you first wrapped your arms around me that you felt all the babies we were going to have together, I just didn’t know how many babies that meant!’ the mother-of-five quipped.

In addition to Jeremiah, James and Kimberly share Olivia, 11, Joshua, nine, Annabel, seven, Emelia, five, and Gwendolyn, three.

The couple tied the knot during an intimate ceremony in Israel in 2010, but the Covid-19 pandemic prevented them from celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary last August.