Carrie Ann Inaba 'vomited' after James Van Der Beek was cut on ‘DWTS’

Not ready to say goodbye? Carrie Ann Inaba opened up about her shocking reaction to James Van Der Beek’s elimination from Dancing With the Stars after the Dawson’s Creek alum revealed on Monday, November 18, that his wife, Kimberly, suffered a miscarriage.

“It was heartbreaking,” Inaba, 51, said on The Talk on Tuesday, November 19. “I went home and I vomited.”

Inaba held back tears as she explained in detail how challenging it was “as a human being” to send the fan-favorite home after experiencing a family tragedy. However, she acknowledged that her job is to make tough decisions about who is best suited to move forward within the final weeks of competition.

“I have so much sadness in my heart for them, and my prayers are with them,” she shared. “But, you know, this is when it’s really hard. As a judge, I have to judge the dance. I know on Dancing With the Stars we show their stories and we get to know them, and they become family, and their pain is my pain.”

Inaba continued, “But at the same time, it’s like in the Olympics — if something happens to somebody before they get on the gymnastics mat, it doesn’t matter what happens in your personal life. I have to judge what’s happening on the dance floor.”

She closed by stating that she chose who she “believed was a better dancer and had come further.”

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Judges chose to save Ally Brooke and her partner, Sasha Farber, over Van Der Beek and his teammate, Emma Slater, after revealing the devastating news. The Fifth Harmony alum spoke with Us Weekly exclusively about how she offered to have the Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 actor take her spot.

“I was very sad and upset and I felt like James deserved to be there. I really wanted to give him my spot but he wanted me to be there,” the 26-year-old said on Tuesday. “And for him to say, ‘Go shine,’ that meant the world. I’m gonna take that with me going into this week.”

Before Monday’s elimination, the 42-year-old Varsity Blue star shared that his wife miscarried over the weekend while expecting their sixth child. He shared the heartbreaking update on Dancing With the Stars, where he stated that his wife “went through every expectant parent’s worst nightmare.”

He later elaborated on the matter via Instagram by posting an extensive statement on the matter. “Wrecked. Devastated. In shock. That’s how we’re feeling right now after the soul we thought were going to welcome into our family in April… has taken a short cut to whatever lies beyond this life,” he wrote on Tuesday, November 19. “We’ve been through this before, but never this late in the pregnancy, and never accompanied by such a scary, horrific threat to @vanderkimberly and her well-being. Grateful that she’s now recovering, but we’ve only just begun unpacking the layers of this one.”

Dancing With the Stars airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 22: James Van Der Beek attends the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 22, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
James Van Der Beek attends the Hollywood Reporter and SAG AFRA 2017 Emmy Nominees Night party at the Jean-Georges at the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills, on September 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CHRIS DELMAS (Photo credit should read CHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: Actor James Van Der Beek throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the MLB game between the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. The Rockies defeated the Dodgers 9-1. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 03: Actor James Van Der Beek is seen on August 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by VMAL/Star Max/GC Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford talk to James Van Der Beek about his new movie 'What would Diplo Do' on Wednesday, Aug.2, 2017 -- (Photo by: Tyler Essary/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: James Van Der Beek -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 28: Executive producer/actor James Van Der Beek of 'What Would Diplo Do?' at the Viceland and A+E Networks portion of the 2017 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 28, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Lifetime Television)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 28: Executive producer/actor James Van Der Beek of Viceland's 'What Would Diplo Do?' poses for a portrait during the 2017 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 28, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Smallz & Raskind/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 27: Actor James Van Der Beek and wife Kimberly Brook attend the premiere of 'Room 104' at Hollywood Forever on July 27, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21: James Van Der Beek is seen on July 21, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21: James Van Der Beek attends Comic-Con International 2017 - VICELAND Bus at SDCC on July 21, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21: James Van Der Beek attends VICELAND Presents What Would Diplo Do @ Comic Con 2017 on July 21, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for VICELAND)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21: Actor James Van Der Beek at 2017 WIRED Cafe at Comic Con, presented by AT&T Audience Network on July 21, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for WIRED)
BRENTWOOD, CA - JUNE 03: Actor James Van Der Beek and wife Kimberly Brook attend the 16th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on June 3, 2017 in Brentwood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 30: James Van Der Beek attends the premiere of IFC Films' 'Band Aid' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on May 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - APRIL 23: James Van Der Beek, Emilia Van Der Beek, Olivia Van Der Beek and Kimberly Brook attend the Safe Kids Day at Smashbox Studios on April 23, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 22: James Van Der Beek arrives to the 14th Annual Global Green Pre-Oscar Gala at TAO Hollywood on February 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Kimberly Van Der Bekk and James Van Der Beek attend Rachel Zoe's Los Angeles Presentation at Sunset Tower Hotel on February 6, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Rachel Zoe)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 30: Kimberly Van Der Beek, James Van Der Beek and family attend the GOOD+ Foundation's 1st Halloween Bash at Sunset Gower Studios on October 30, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/FilmMagic)
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