Who is James Van Der Beek's wife Kimberly? Age and family life explored

Amber Peake November 23, 2021
Who is James Van Der Beek’s wife Kimberly? Age and family life explored

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Dawson’s Creek alum James Van Der Beek and wife Kimberly Van Der Beek have announced the arrival of their sixth child. The actor shared the news on Instagram as he uploaded a series of pictures of the newborn as well as their children welcoming their new sibling.

As the news is shared online, some are curious to know more about Kimberly Van Der Beek, including her age.

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Who is Kimberly Van Der Beek?

Away from her marriage to actor James Van Der Beek, Kimberly Van Der Beek (neé Kimberly Brook) has become known in her own right as a wellness writer and influencer.

Kimberly, a Seabeck, Washington native, studied communication minoring in sociology at Washington State University. After graduating, she relocated to Los Angeles, where she worked as a business consultant across nutrition, strategic advertising and publicity.

In more recent years, she has become known as an expert on all things wellness, having written on the topic for both People Magazine and Food Heals Nation. Kimberly also shares wellness content on her Instagram, where she has 227,000 followers.

Elsewhere she has also worked on the documentary Heads Up: The Disappearing Act of Vaginal Breech Delivery (2015) as well as producing the 2010 documentary Teenage Paparazzo.

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How old is Kimberly Van Der Beek?

Kimberly Van Der Beek, who was born 22 March 1982, is currently 39 years old. As her husband is 44 this means James and Kimberly Van Der Beek have an age difference of five years.

Celebrating her latest birthday on Instagram in March, Kimberly wrote a lengthy caption as she reflected on the past year as well as sharing her appreciation for her family around her.

Ending the post, Kimberly penned: “And Mom, thank you for BIRTHING me on this day 39 years ago.”

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They have six children together

On Monday (22 November), Kimberly and James Van Der Beek announced the arrival of their sixth child, son Jeremiah. The couple also has five other children, four daughters Olivia, Annabel, Emilia and Gwendolyn, as well as son Joshua.

Kimberly and James chose to keep their pregnancy private and away from social media after the couple had previously spoken out about experiencing multiple pregnancy losses.

Sharing the news of Jeremiah’s birth on Instagram, James shared a series of sweet snaps which saw the couple’s five children welcome their new brother. Captioning the post he wrote: “Humbled and overjoyed to announce the safe, happy arrival of Jeremiah Van Der Beek.”

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.