Sad news for Dawson’s Creek actor James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly Brook. 

The couple announced in October that they were expecting their sixth child, but the pregnancy ended prematurely. James announced the sad news during the semi-finals of Dancing with the Stars. “My wife Kimberly and I have experienced the worst nightmare for expectant parents. We have lost the baby.”

In an earlier episode of Dancing with the Stars, the couple had announced that they were expecting again after three earlier miscarriages. The cameras of the program were there when they had an echo made in October.

It would have been James and Kimberly’s sixth child. James and Kimberly already have five children: Olivia (9), Joshua (7), Annabel Leah (5), Emilia (3) and Gwendolyn (1). The couple married in 2010.