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James Van Der Beek reveals tragic news on 'Dancing With the Stars': 'We lost the baby'

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James Van Der Beek reveals tragic news on 'Dancing With the Stars': 'We lost the baby'

“Dawson’s Creek” star James Van Der Beek revealed tragic news on “Dancing With the Stars” Monday night. His wife Kimberly, pregnant with the couple’s sixth child, suffered a miscarriage during the week.

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“It’s every expectant parent’s worst nightmare. We lost the baby,” an emotional Van Der Beek said in his video opening before the dance. “The little soul we expected to welcome into our family took the shortcut to whatever lies beyond.”

The father of five was devastated by the news

“You never know why these things happen. That’s what I have been telling the kids,” he said. “But it brings you closer together. It makes you more human.”

Van Der Beek said he didn’t expect to be dancing in the semifinals on Monday

Kimberly, from her hospital bed, said to me, ‘I’m not done watching you dance.’ ” said Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly Brook announced tragic news Monday. More After telling his wife he loved her, Van Der Beek danced a tango to “Take Me to Church.”

“I’m dancing for you. I’m dancing for us,” he said. “Here we go.”

He ended the routine sobbing audibly on the floor with his professional partner, Emma Slater

After the dance ended, Van Der Beek took his crying daughter from the audience and held her

“When tragedy strikes, it puts everything into perspective. I admire you so much,” said judge Len Goodman

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: James Van Der Beek gives tragic news on ‘DWTS’: ‘We lost the baby’