First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes James Van Der Beek with a baby carriage! Yes, the past year has definitely been an eventful one for the Dawson’s Creek and Mercy alum. Van Der Beek’s divorce to his first wife, Heather McComb, was finalized, he and his current wife, Kimberly Brook Van Der Beek, wed in August, and their first child was born over the weekend! Little Olivia, who weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, was born September 25th.
James Van Der Beek, who got his big break as Dawson on Dawson’s Creek, announced earlier this year that he and girlfriend Kimberly Brook were expecting. Now we know what colors they’ll be using in the nursery! The couple’s baby girl is expected later this fall. Van Der Beek, who most recently appeared in NBC’s Mercy, and Brook haven’t decided on a name yet, but Brook told PEOPLE that the couple are taking suggestions.
The Dawson’s Creek alum is currently appearing on NBC’s Mercy and recently finalized his divorce to ex-wife Heather Ann McComb. That might be enough excitement for some people. But not for James Van Der Beek! Nope — he’s going to add a new movie and a new baby to that mix! In addition to appearing in this year’s The Big Bang alongside Antonio Banderas, Van Der Beek recently announced that he and girlfriend Kimberly Brook are expecting their first baby this fall. Van Der Beek might welcome the chance to catch a baby breather!
The Material Girl is a mom again! Madonna just announced the she won her battle to adopt Mercy, a three year-old girl from Malawi.
“I am ecstatic … My family and I look forward to sharing our lives with her,” she said earlier today. Mercy should be on her way “home” to New York City within the next week, where she will be joined by siblings David (also from Malawi), Rocco and Lourdes.