When James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly welcomed their second child – a son named Joshua – three weeks ago, the Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 actor didn’t think his heart could grow much bigger.
“I’m just in love,” the 35-year-old gushes to US Weekly, adding that he “absolutely” adores being a father to his 18-month-old daughter Olivia and newborn son. “You don’t realize it until it actually happens and then it’s like, ‘Oh, that’s what they were talking about.’”
James also says that his son is “amazing.”
And although there has been speculation that the Dawson’s Creek alum named his newborn son after his 33-year-old former co-star Joshua Jackson, rest assured this was not the case.
“It would have been cute, but no, it’s something I did not even think about,” the actor laughs. “It’s a great name.”
As for his new television venture titled Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 (James plays a fictionalized version of himself), he tells US Weekly that he is looking forward to poking fun at himself on television.
“I think the second episode we pretty much get away from any Dawson’s stuff and get down to satirizing actors in general,” he comments. “We start making up things on the resume that don’t actually exist because it’s funnier.”
Be sure to check out the show premiere on April 11 at 9:30 p.m. EST on ABC.