Kimberly Brook, James Van Der Beek’s Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Actor James Van Der Beek (L) and producer Kimberly Brook at the 16th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on June 3, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

James Van Der Beek played heartthrob Dawson on Dawson’s Creek, winning the love of hundreds of fans. But who is the actor married to? Who is his wife, and how long have they been together?

Read on for details.


1. She Is a Business Consultant

Our senior prom picture. @colbertlateshow tonight! #WhatWouldDiploDo tomorrow night!!!

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When Kimberly and James met, she worked as a business consultant.

Kimberly is active on Instagram, and has an impressive 35.4k followers. Her bio reads, “Holistic Lifestyle.” She has posted a number of photos of her hubby and children. Recently, she’s even helped him promote his new show, What Would Diplo Do?.

What Would Diplo Do? will air on Viceland, and is a scripted comedy series in which Van Der Beek plays a fictionalized version of DJ Diplo. It’s produced by Van Der Beek himself, along with Diplo and Diplo’s longtime manager and friend, Kevin Kusatsu.

According to Deadline, Van Der Beek also serves as series showrunner, with music video helmer Brandon Dermer as director.


2. She Is His Second Wife

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Getty(L-R) Actor James Van Der Beek, Kimberly Brook, Emilia Van Der Beek and Olivia Van Der Beek attend Safe Kids Day 2017 at Smashbox Studios on April 23, 2017 in Culver City, California.

Before Brook, Van Der Beek was married to actress Heather McComb, best known for playing Scout in the 1990 television series The Outsiders. In 1989, she also played the titular character in Francis Ford Coppola’s directed segment Life Without Zoe.

In 1996, McComb appeared in the telefilm Generation X, and became the first actress to play X-Men’s Jubilee on-screen.

McComb and Vanderbeek married on July 5, 2003, and separated in April 2009. The divorce was finalized on March 31, 2010.


3. The Couple Has Four Children Together

With Kimberly, Van Der Beek has four children: Olivia (6), Annabel (3), Joshua (5), and Emilia. Lucky for fans, he isn’t afraid to share adorable photos of his little ones on social media.

Tough to impress a 3 year-old with your #WWDD billboard when it's next to one for Cars 3.

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Emilia is the couples’ youngest, and was born in March 2016. In April, James was spotted with his children and wife at a Safe Kids Day event in LA. Simon Cowell’s ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour also attended the event with daughter Coco.


4. They Married in Tel Aviv, Israel

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Producer Kimberly Van Der Beek (L) and actor James Van Der Beek attend the 14th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball sponsored by Audi, Kayne Anderson, Lauren B. Beauty and Z Gallerie on June 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at the Kabbalah Center near Dizengoff Plaza in Tel Aviv, Israel.

According to US Magazine, they married at the same place they met in 2009. After the wedding, Van Der Beek took to Twitter to write, “The woman I love did me the honor of became my wife today… I look forward to earning her for the rest of my life.”

James and Kimberly began dating in July 2009 and announced in April 2010 that they were expecting their first child. “The woman I love and I are expecting our first child,” he wrote on Twitter. “Currently experiencing joy on levels I never knew existed.”


5. She Works as a Producer

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GettyActor James Van Der Beek (R) and Kimberly Van Der Beek attend the fifth annual PSLA Autumn Party benefiting Childrens Institute, Inc., sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue, with fashion partner Donna Karan at 3Labs on October 8, 2014 in Culver City, California.

Kimberly produced the 2010 documentary, Teenage Paparazzo, which was directed and written by Adrian Grenier.

She also worked on the documentary short: Heads Up: The Disappearing Act of Vaginal Breech Delivery in 2015.

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