What A Gift For Father's Day! James Van Der Beek And His Wife Kimberly Welcome Their Fifth Child
James Van Der Beek’s family is growing strong! The 41-year-old TV star just became a father for the fifth time, and he’s beyond excited.
Earlier this year, Dawson’s Creek star announced on his Instagram that he and his wife Kimberly are preparing to become parents to their fifth child.
Thrilled beyond belief to announce that we are once again adding to our family 😍 And I say “beyond belief” because some people are probably wondering if we’re out of our minds. Which we might very well be… but I couldn’t be more excited. Or grateful. Or in awe of @vanderkimberly 🙌🏻 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
James and Kimberly already have four little angels: 7-year-old Olivia, 6-year-old Joshua, 4-year-old Annabel Leah, and 23-months-old Emilia.
Van Der Beek took to his social media accounts to announce his little angel’s birth to the world on June 15th, just in time for Father’s Day!
Thrilled to announce we welcomed a brand new baby girl into the world Friday morning, just in time for #FathersDay 😍 These last few days, as I’ve enjoyed the privilege of making smoothies I know my older kids will like, making my wife red raspberry leaf tea to ease her uterine contractions, spending “boy time” with my son and getting my two year-old down for a nap in the way only I know how… I’ve been heart sick about something. As I write this, kids are being ripped from the arms of their parents. By our government. For the kid’s benefit? No – the opposite – as a purposeful display of cruelty to deter would-be illegal border crossers AND legal asylum seekers (it’s happening to both). And it wouldn’t be honest to wax poetic about my new-baby bliss without speaking up against this atrocity. If we allow our government to de-humanize fathers, and mothers, and children in the name of defending our borders… we’ve lost a huge part what makes those borders worth defending. And even if you don’t believe in karma, or in extending basic human decency to people who didn’t win the geographic birth lottery… even if you’re hard-liner enough to say, “Break the law, suffer the consequences,” shouldn’t the punishment at least fit the crime? And if you’re still cold enough to say, “Well, it’s effective,” consider this: This heinous practice was put into place by our own attorney general (who justified it with a cherry-picked Bible verse), and our president blamed rivals before tweeting his list of legislative demands to be met before he stops it. Regardless of how you feel about immigration, or a wall, or this president… if we say we’re okay with our government using human rights violations as a deterrent or as a bargaining chip… what happens when we find ourselves on the wrong side of the agenda? Either in this administration or the next? This should not be a political issue – it’s a human one. A crime against humanity is a crime against us all. More info in link in my bio. Oh, and @vanderkimberly – you’re a f*cking earth goddess rock star and I’m as in awe of you as I am in love with you. And our new baby’s name is Gwendolyn ❤️ #HappyFathersDay everybody.
The little girl was named Gwendolyn, and she is absolutely precious.
James posted a photo of him and his newborn daughter together, skin to skin, captioning it "newborn challenge" and addressing Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Thing is, ex-wrestler just became a new father himself, and posted a similar picture of him with his baby girl, thus starting a new trend among celebrities.
.@TheRock newborn challenge… pic.twitter.com/JF9XF2SVdY
— James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) 17 июня 2018 г.
We’re happy it’s catching on, as we’re in love with James’ photo with his little angel.
Van Der Beek’s fans were very happy to hear the wonderful news, and shared their best wishes with the actor on social media.
Welcome baby Gwendolyn ❤️
— Britta Eggers (@iamagilmoregirl) 18 июня 2018 г.
What a perfect Father’s day gift! Congratulations to both of you!
— Stephen Cameron (@Outlander_XT) 17 июня 2018 г.
Congratulations on your baby 💖 Enjoy getting to know her! Thank you for your expression with regard to our borders. It was well put and I hope it reaches the right eyes .
— Christina Arico (@carico) 17 июня 2018 г.
Congratulations on your new little one!!! 💞💞💞💞💙💙💙💙 many blessings to come
— Amanda Chinappi (@bsbrocks) 17 июня 2018 г.
Happy Father’s day.. what a gift from God!!! Congrats!!!!
— Larry Clausius (@rudgaterancher) 17 июня 2018 г.
Congratulations, James Van Der Beek! We’ll be waiting for more adorable baby photos from this big happy family.