Shawniece And Jephte To Be Featured In Spin-Off, Married At First Sight: Happily Ever After
If you’re a fan of Married at First Sight, hold on to your wig because it’s about to flip.
Lifetime announced at the Television Critics Association Summer 2018 press tour on Thursday that they are launching two spin-offs of the popular series. They already had Married at First Sight: Second Chances, but now Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island and Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After are on the way.
Honeymoon Island will be a play on Second Chances, allowing participants, including some former fan favorite participants from previous seasons, to travel to an island and hopefully make connections with one another. Twenty singles will take part in this new search for love. And get this: By the end of their stay, which will be shown through eight one-hour-long episodes, the new/potential couples will have to decide whether to break up or get married.
As for Happily Ever After, that series will follow three former MAFS couples who’ve had success as cameras chronicle their day-to-day experiences. Featured on this new series will be Jephte Pierre and Shawniece Jackson, who were a part of Season 6 and ended it all by announcing they were expecting their first child together. They were the only couple to make it from last season. Within eight episodes, also at an hour, we will see the couple prepare for parenthood, as well as what the two other couples will be doing with their shared lives.
While we figure out what’s going to happen with Tristan and Mia in the current seventh season, we’re looking forward to catching up with Shawniece and Jephte.
Jephte told PEOPLE that he’s looking forward to showing and proving for their child.
“I want to be a proud, present father who shows and gives their child all the love I can possibly give,” he said.
As for Shawniece, who’s done a lot of happy crying, per the usual, says she’s just as overjoyed.
“I’ve always wanted to be a mom,” she said in a separate chat with PEOPLE. “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!”
Both spin-offs will premiere this fall.