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 baby number five being born five years ago to the day.
According to 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 celebrity guests such as Miley Cyrus, Ryan Seacrest and Rob Lowe.
Flashback: James Van Der Beek, now 45, took to Instagram to share how he and wife Kimberly conceived their daughter Gwendolyn ‘5 years ago today’ after a night of partying and dancing to the rhythms of Diplo in Las Vegas; the actor and the DJ are seen together
To help set up the narrative, Van Der Beek edited a series of throwback shots 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 leave. for their night on the town at Sin City.
Kimberly, now 45, could be seen snuggling up in a chair.
At that time, they were the proud parents of four children: daughters Olivia, Annabel and Emilia, and son Joshua, all of whom were five and under at the time.
Tall tale: To help set up the narrative, Van Der Beek edited a series of throwback shots and clips shot during the couple’s night out
Narration: The video appeared to be edited in chronological order, which included a shot of Las Vegas moments after landing at the airport
Monumental getaway: Kimberly, now 45, flashed a beaming smile in the moments after arriving in Las Vegas in September 2017
Going around: The video contained footage of the actor doing interviews ahead of the iHeartRadio event later that evening
From there, the edit seemed to be done in chronological order, starting with a photo taken from inside their plane just before it landed in Las Vegas, and a video of them displaying big beaming smiles as they headed to their hotel.
There were also plans of the actor doing interviews ahead of the iHeartRadio event, which brought him in to be one of many celebrity guests.
In one of the lightest moments of the pre-party, Van Der Beek posed between Seacrest and Lowe.
High-profile: The Dawson’s Creek alum chatted with some celebrity guests earlier today
Starry: Van Der Beek met Ryan Seacrest and Rob Lowe before changing his outfit for his dance night with his wife
It’s party time: The couple documented their party night with a selfie video
Celebration: The IHeartRadio event felt like a New Year’s Eve party with the falling confetti
They documented the festivities with selfie photos and a video of them walking around the venue as confetti fell, much like it was a New Year’s Eve celebration.
There were even a few behind-the-scenes looks, including photos of James starting his party with Miley Cyrus and Diplo.
He also got to hang out with the DJ and music producer as he mixed his version of electronic dance music behind the turntables and mixing desks.
BTS: There were even a few behind-the-scenes looks, including photos of James starting his party with Miley Cyrus and Diplo
Playful: Even Cyrus said it was party time before the event
Two buddies: James and Diplo seemed to be having a good time together
EDM: The actor and his wife even got to watch Diplo mix his set
Vibrate; Feeling the Diplo vibe dropping, James and Kimberly took to the dance floor to move and dance themselves
The crowd could be seen in the background going wild on the dance floor as the music rocked the house.
Feeling the Diplo vibe dropping, James and Kimberly hit the dance floor to do their own move and groove.
Eventually, the video ended to show the tired actor in a clip shot the following day at 5:46 a.m.
For the following clip, the couple kept it simple and straight to the point, writing, “Nine months later.”
Going around: The couple were chatting with others at the event
At the midnight hour: the party and the dance have passed the midnight hour
Time to make it private: The Pose star finally said goodnight to Diplo, then the couple headed back to their hotel room for a more private party
The following image showed the results of their night in Sin City.
The happy couple are pictured with their adoring son Joshua 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 by adding a picture of their baby girl as a newborn, and then an image of her more recently, showing off what her dad calls her “big personality.”
“You are a born actress with what seems like a genius brain at your disposal…and an iron will. And when you smile… it’s like a glittering bombshell of joy in the hearts of everyone around you,” he described Gwendolyn on her fourth birthday last summer.
Long night: Eventually the video ended to show the tired actor in a clip shot the following day at 5:46 a.m.
For the next clip, the couple kept it simple and straight to the point, writing, “Nine months later”
New arrival: The couple shared a photo of themselves with son Joshua
Precious: There is also an image of Gwendolyn as a newborn
For the very last image, James wrote “#MadeinVegas” on a photo of Gwendolyn with her younger brother Jeremiah, who is baby number six after arriving on planet Earth last October.
‘Insane how much our lives have changed in 5 years…but damn it was a fun night. And we have THE BEST memory to remember it,’ the proud dad wrote, in a reference to Gwendolyn being that memory.
“@diplo suggested I give him the name of the hotel…but @iheartradio had us hosted at Planet Hollywood…so nope,” the actor explained.
She’s got personality: Gwendolyn’s ‘big personality’ was on display in one of the most 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 which ended with the conception of baby Gwendolyn
What happens in Vegas leaves Vegas: For the very last image, James wrote, “#MadeinVegas” over a photo of Gwendolyn lying in bed with her younger brother Jeremiah.