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Carrie Ann Inaba Says Eliminating James Van Der Beek Made Her “Sick”

Carrie Ann Inaba

On Tuesday’s episode of The Talk, Carrie Ann Inaba confessed that it was painful to discover that James Van Der Beek’s wife recently lost their baby, which Van Der Beek admitted on Monday’s Dancing With the Stars episode.

Carrie Ann Inaba and the judges still had to decide which couple to save from the bottom two. “As a human being, what he and his wife, Kimberly, suffered is heartbreaking, and I have so much sadness in my heart for them, and my prayers are with them,” said Inaba on the daytime talk show. “But you know, this is where it’s really hard. As a judge, I have to judge the dance. We get to know them, and they become family, and their pain is my pain… I have to judge what’s happening on the dance floor. I went home and I vomited.”

Carrie Ann Inaba: ‘I vomited’ After James Van Der Beek’s ‘DWTS’ Elimination

“As a human being, what he and his wife Kimberly suffered is heartbreaking, and I have so much sadness in my heart for them, and my prayers are with them. But you know, this is where it’s really hard. As a judge, I have to judge the dance. We get to know them, and they become family, and their pain is my pain… I have to judge what's happening on the dance floor.” – Carrie Ann Inaba shares her thoughts on James Van Der Beek’s Dancing with the Stars elimination last night.

Posted by The Talk on Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Dancing With The Stars James Van Der Beek Reveals Wife Suffered Miscarriage

Before Van Der Beek performed his second dance, he spoke to the cameras about him and his wife’s tragic loss. Earlier in the season, he opened up about how he and his wife were expecting their sixth child.

“We lost the baby,” Van Der Beek said on Monday. “The little soul that we had expected to welcome in to the family took a shortcut to whatever lies beyond. You never know why these things happen, that’s what I’ve been telling my kids. All you know it brings you closer together. It breaks you open, it opens up your heart… it makes you more human. I really didn’t think I’d be dancing tonight, but Kimberly from our hospital bed said to me, ‘I’m not done watching you dance.’ Kimberly, I love you. We are dancing to ‘Take Me to Church,’ which is all about human convention that’s so strong, it’s out of control, it’s scary, it rocks your soul.”