MAFS Star Shawniece Jackson Expecting Her First Child

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Guess who’s having a baby!

Married at First Sight Season Six star Shawniece Jackson is expecting her first child and broke the news to PEOPLE ahead of the finale (which airs tonight, April 24).

The 29-year-old, who until further notice is the wife of co-star Jephte Pierre, 26, told the publication that she found out she was pregnant after she went to the emergency room trying to figure out what the deal was with her symptoms.

“When I found out I was pregnant, I was absolutely shocked,” she said. “I was in the emergency room because I felt awful and had no idea what was wrong. They came back and told me all my symptoms were from pregnancy and that I was pregnant. I was totally shocked.”

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But that shock has since subsided, and now she’s super excited about becoming a mom. That makes sense considering she and Pierre talked about their hopes to start a family soon and possibly name him “Jackson Pierre.” She didn’t share how far along she is, but per the picture shared with PEOPLE, she’s well into her second trimester.

“I’ve always wanted to be a mom,” she said. “I’ve always felt like that’s my purpose in life — to recreate some little Shawnieces in life. I think it’s the greatest gift a woman can have. Life is a beautiful thing!”

It’s pretty great news, especially when you consider for the first half of the season, no one believed she and Pierre would last due to his lack of communication with her and their many tearful arguments. However, nothing about the announcement actually mentions him, so it’s clear they’re trying to keep some information on the low until the two-hour finale airs tonight at 9 p.m. on Lifetime. So whether she stayed with Pierre and now they’re expanding their family, or she moved on and found love elsewhere, either way, Jackson has something amazing to celebrate.

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