James Van Der Beek and Kimberly Brook honeymoon in Israel after wedding, report says
The recent wedding of James Van Der Beek of Dawson's Creek fame and Kimberly Brook, who is carrying his child, had taken place in Israel at a Kabbalah center and the two are now on honeymoon in the Holy Land, an Israeli website reported, along with photos of the couple.
Van Der Beek had made the wedding announcement on his official Twitter page on Sunday, saying: "The woman I love did me the honor of became [sic] my wife today. I look forward to earning her for the rest of my life."
In photos posted on the Israeli website Ynetnews.com, Van Der Beek is seen dressed in a long-sleeved, collared white dress shirt, white pants, white shoes and what appears to be a white yarmulke on his head, in accordance with Jewish tradition. Brooke is dressed in a black, sleeveless maxi dress and dons a short, lacy white veil on her head. She is holding a garment bag that contains a wedding dress, the website said.
"Nice mikvah in the Mediterranean sea... where it all began," Brook had Tweeted on July 25.
Brides set to be married in a traditional Jewish wedding immerse themselves in mikvahs - natural or manufactured bodies of water - to achieve ritual purity.
Their small wedding was held at a Kabbalah Center in Tel Aviv and performed by Rabbi Yehuda Berg, the son of the founder of the Kabbalah Center in Jerusalem, who is reported to have shared with Madonna his teachings of Jewish Mysticism, Ynetnews.com said, adding that the newlyweds planned to visit holy sites around the country on their honeymoon.
Van Der Beek has for several years practiced Kabbalah and Brook had often quoted Kabbalah-related sayings on her Twitter page.
"Right now it's a lot more excitement than it is adjustment," Van Der Beek told OnTheRedCarpet.com back in late June about his impeding fatherhood. "The adjustment comes when the baby arrives."
Van Der Beek is best known as Dawson Leery from the hit drama series Dawson's Creek, which ran between 1998 and 2003. He also starred in the 1999 film Varsity Blues and played Joe Briggs in the medical drama Mercy, which was canceled in May. Van Der Beek can be seen next in the crime thriller The Big Bang, which stars Antonio Banderas.