It’s an occasion of celebration as James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly are celebrating over a decade of marriage.
On Sunday, The Dawson’s Creek actor posted two selfies with his wife on Instagram, showing the couple cuddled and smiling.
The actor wrote in a long heartfelt message addressed to his spouse – “Doesn’t seem like 11 years… In so many ways, you still feel like a new beginning to me. We’ve been through so much life already, through so many phases of consciousness and personal evolution… and the growth continues! I realized that today marks a day I can no longer say,” he wrote.
He continued“Last year was brutal…” From anniversary to anniversary, our lives have transformed into something neither of us could’ve predicted… but both would have 100% chosen. So happy to be on the cutting edge of realization with you, @vanderkimberly There’s no one I’d rather begin anew with, grow old with, or just lay around in bed with (on the rare occasion we get to do that). I love you. #HappyAnniversary ❤️”.
His wife Kimberly also posted a celebratory post directed to her husband and wrote, “My baby 😍. Happy 11 year Anniversary! And my one year anniversary of coming to Austin for the first time. I remember going back home this time last year and telling the kids “we’re moving to Texas!!!”
One year later as we have a beautiful night at the @austinproperhotel celebrating us, I had this realization that hit in a new way- we do not own our relationships, our partners, our children. Like land, this is a partnership that we get the honour of “stewarding” -loving, nourishing, cherishing, being with- for however long that we may. In that moment a newfound level of gratitude emerged.” she wrote
Continuing she wrote – “@vanderjames I don’t know how many years we will have together in this sacred lifetime, but I am awestruck that the world brought me you for whatever time that may be. A magical, loving, sensitive, bad ass, sexy, loving husband and father. “Stewarding” our growth, life, children and this relationship we get the honour of having together is the greatest pleasure of my life. May we continue to ascend and root together in love and presence.
I love you.”
To which James hilariously commented, “You don’t know “how many years we will have together”? Are you breaking up with me?? 😂😂😂”
James and Kimberly wedded in 2010 and moved their family from Los Angeles to Texas earlier this year with their five children: son Joshua, 9, and daughters Gwendolyn, 3, Emilia, 5, Annabel, 7, and Olivia, 10.
It was revealed that the family’s move to Austin came after the couple opened up a heartbreaking pregnancy loss, with Kimberly experiencing her fifth miscarriage at 17½ weeks in June 2020, as reported by PEOPLE.
James also paid tribute to his wife’s strength in an anniversary message last year, writing, “We’ve been through joy and pain and everything in between, and even at the height of our most impassioned arguments… she’s who I want by my side.
“Kimberly, you astound me. Your bravery, your tenderness, and your unwillingness to settle for anything less than what can and ought to be,” he added. “You’re the best human I know.”