James Van Der Beek has made headlines recently for the devastating loss him and his wife Kimberly faced when she suffered a miscarriage a couple of weeks ago. James made the announcement on DWTS during the semi-finals right before he was sent home. 

Now, the Dawson's Creek star and father of five has just posted a shirtless selfie showing off his abs that he got while training and performing on the hit reality television dancing show for six hours a day. 

James Van Der Beek posts shirtless selfie showing off abs

He captioned the photo, "Fight training vs. dancing... I’d been training in Muay Thai three days a week for about six months (for the next project I’m writing) when I hit pause to dance six hours a day. Now I can rhumba," showing off his cut physique. 

James Van Der Beek is a strong advocate for dance

Van Der Beek's professional partner on the show, Emma Slater, commented on the picture with, "Both cut but you can see dancing really defines everything. Especially when you worked as hard as you did! In every way you are a huge advocate for dance @vanderjames!!!" James has been a strong advocate for dance and the rigorous physical training it requires.


James and Kimberly Van Der Beek: Opening up about loss

James and his wife Kimberly have been open about their recent loss after Kimberly suffered a miscarriage during James' time on DWTS. They were expecting their sixth child together and it was a very hard loss for the family. However, James still competed in the semi-finals as he said he needed the show and he wife told him she wasn't ready to see him stop dancing quite yet.