Pose star James Van Der Beek is officially the father of five, as on June 15th, he and his wife Kimberly welcomed their fifth child into the world. Baby girl, Gwendolyn was born on Friday morning at their house like her three elder siblings while the eldest one was born in a hospital.
The proud father and mother made sure to share the news on their Instagram and also uploaded the first picture of their newborn baby along with her siblings.
Beek uploaded a picture of his wife with all five of their children. Moreover, he had a lot to say about the birth of his baby girl and father’s day. He wrote:
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.
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.
His wife Kimberly also uploaded a picture featuring her husband and five children on Instagram. She wrote:
Quite simply, I couldn’t ask for more. Happy Fathers Day my love. @vanderjames
Meanwhile, PEOPLE also got their hands on photos of the new father-daughter duo with Beek holding his baby girl close to his bare chest.
He also shared a statement which says:
Every child awakens a different energy in you… and this one has been bringing up the truth ever since we found out she was on her way
I’ve been in bliss these last few days, but I’ve also been feeling the pain of parents who have been separated from their kids, and the terror those poor kids must be in right now. I live an incredibly privileged life… and the last thing I want would be to politicize a birth… but this is human rights abuse. It just didn’t seem right to bask in my privilege and blessings and not bring attention to it.
Beek and his wife first announced about the good news back in Feb via social media. The duo shared a picture of their four children with their hands on Kimberly’s baby bump.
The proud parents have been sharing about the big news since then, and they seem very thrilled about the new member in their family.