James Van Der Beek and wife Kimberly mark fifth anniversary of when daughter was conceived… by sharing snaps from that night of partying in Las Vegas
James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly are the proud parents of six children.
But on Thursday, September 22 the former Dawson’s Creek star took to Instagram to share the cheeky post about when baby number five was conceived five years ago to the day.
Per the actor, the conception took place after a night of partying at an iHeart radio event that featured the beats of famed DJ Diplo, and included such celebrity guests as Miley Cyrus, Ryan Seacrest and Rob Lowe.
Flashback: James Van Der Beek, now 45, took to Instagram to tell the story of how he and his wife Kimberly conceived their daughter Gwendolyn ‘5 years ago today’ after a night of partying and dancing to the beats of Diplo in Las Vegas; the actor and DJ are seen together
To help lay out the story-telling, Van Der Beek edited series of throwback snaps and clips shot during the couple’s night out.
In a video he titled ‘#Flashback: 5 years ago today’, Van Der Beek begins with an image of himself and Diplo posing arm-in-arm, just before he and his wife headed out for their night on the town in Sin City.
Kimberly, now 45, could be seen snuggling up on a chair.
At that point they were the proud parents of four children: daughters Olivia, Annabel and Emilia, and son Joshua, who were all five years old and younger at the time.
Tall tale: To help lay out the story-telling, Van Der Beek edited series of throwback snaps and clips shot during the couple’s night out
Story-telling: The video seemed to be edited in chronological order, which included a picture of Las Vegas moments after landing at the airport
Monumental getaway: Kimberly, now 45, flashed a glowing smile in the moments after arriving in Las Vegas in September 2017
Making the rounds: The video had images of the actor doing interviews ahead of the iHeartRadio event later in the evening
From there, the editing seemed to be done in chronological order, beginning with a picture taken from inside their plane just before it landed in Las Vegas, and a video of them flashing big beaming smiles while making their way to their hotel.
There were also shots of the actor doing interviews ahead of the iHeartRadio event, which flew him in to be apart of the many celebrity guests.
In one of the lighter pre-party moments, Van Der Beek struck a pose in between Seacrest and Lowe.
High-profile: The Dawson’s Creek alum chatted with some of celebrity guests earlier in the day
Star-studded: Van Der Beek met up with Ryan Seacrest and Rob Lowe before changing his outfit for his night of dancing with his wife
Party time: The couple documented their night of partying with a selfie video
Celebratory: The IHeartRadio event had the feel of a New Year’s Eve party with the falling confetti
They documented the festivities with some selfie photos and a video of them walking through the venue as confetti came streaming down, much like it was a New Year’s Eve celebration.
There was even a few behind-the-scene looks, including some photos of James getting his party-time started with Miley Cyrus and Diplo.
He also got to hang out with the DJ and music producer while he was mixing his version of electronic dance music behind the turntables and mixing boards.
BTS: There was even a few behind-the-scene looks, including some photos of James getting his party-time started with Miley Cyrus and Diplo
Playful: Even Cyrus declared it to be party time’ ahead of the event
Two pals: James and Diplo looked to be heaving a grand time together
EDM: The actor and his wife even got to watch as Diplo was mixing his set
Vibin’ out; Feeling the vibe Diplo was dropping, James and Kimberly hit the dance floor to do some movin’ and groovin’ of their own
The crowd could be seen in the backdrop going wild on the dance floor as the music rocked the house.
Feeling the vibe Diplo was dropping, James and Kimberly hit the dance floor to do some movin’ and groovin’ of their own.
Eventually, the video wound down to show the actor looking tired in a clip shot the next day at 5:46 am.
For the next clip, the couple kept it simple and right to the point by writing: ‘Nine months later.’
Making the rounds: The couple would chat with others at the event
In the midnight hour: The partying and dancing went past the midnight hour
Time to make it private: The Pose star eventually said good night to Diplo and then the couple went back to their hotel room for some more private partying
The very next image showed the results of their night in Sin City.
The happy couple are pictured with their son Joshua adoring their newest addition to the family, Gwendolyn, who was born on a Friday morning, June 15, at their home with a doctor and midwife on-hand, according to People.
James followed that up adding in a shot of their baby girl as a newborn and then an image of her in more recent times, showing off what her dad calls her ‘big personality’.
‘You’re a born comedienne with what looks to be a genius brain at your disposal… and an iron will. And when you smile… it’s like a glitter bomb of joy in the hearts of everyone around you,’ he described Gwendolyn on her fourth birthday this past summer.
Long night: Eventually, the video wound down to show the actor looking tired in a clip shot the next day at 5:46 a.m
For the next clip, the couple kept it simple and right to the point by writing: ‘Nine months later’
New arrival: The couple shared a photo of themselves with son Joshua
Precious: There’s also an image of Gwendolyn as a newborn
For the very last image, James wrote, ‘#MadeinVegas’ over a picture of Gwendolyn with her younger brother Jeremiah, who’s baby number six after making his arrival to Planet Earth last October.
‘Insane how much our life has changed in 5 years… but d**n, that was a fun night. And we have THE BEST souvenir to remember it by,’ the proud papa wrote, in a reference Gwendolyn being that souvenir.
‘@diplo suggested I name her after the hotel… but @iheartradio had put us up at Planet Hollywood… so, no,’ the actor explained.
She’s got personality: Gwendolyn’s ‘big personality’ was in display in one of the more recent photos of her in the video
Confessional: Van Der Beek confessed that a lot has changed in the 5 years since their night of partying in las Vegas that ended with baby Gwendolyn being conceived
What happens in Vegas leaves Vegas: For the very last image, James wrote, ‘#MadeinVegas’ over a picture of Gwendolyn laying in bed with her younger brother Jeremiah