'Married At First Sight' Stars Jephte And Shawniece Are Expecting Their First Child

Lauren Porter May, 02, 2018

For Jephte Pierre and Shawniece Jackson, first comes marriage, then comes love, then comes a baby in a baby carriage!

The Married At First Sight stars announced during the Monday night “After the Decision” episode that they have a bundle of joy on the way. 

“I know that you wanted to take baby steps in the beginning, but now we can actually take baby steps together because we’re having a baby,” Jackson told her husband “I’m nervous and scared.”

The couple met and married in the sixth season of the Lifetime series and the news about adding a little one into their lives definitely came as a surprise. 

27-year-old Pierre told PEOPLE that while the pregnancy announcement from his 30-year-old wife was a shock but he’s excited about being a dad.

“My first thoughts when I found out she was pregnant was ‘Whoa, are we ready for this? Is our relationship at a point where we can handle being parents?’ Although we are married, our relationship is very new.”

The school teacher added, “[A] baby is always a blessing,” he says. “And that’s what we took it as — a blessing! [I’ll be a] corny father who jokingly embarrasses his kid in front of his or her friends.”

No word as to one the couple will welcome their first child but many congratulations!