MAFS’ Shawniece & Jephte Celebrate Wedding With Friends & Family (VIDEO) — Exclusive
It’s wedding time!
Married at First Sight is back and a new set of couples — AKA strangers — are ready to tie the knot just minutes after meeting for the first time.
In an exclusive sneak peek from tonight’s episode, newlyweds Shawniece Jackson and Jephte Pierre celebrate their nuptials with family and friends.
During the reception, the bride’s mother, Denise, gives a very moving speech that encourages the couple to stick together.
“This was a very hard thing for me, when they came to me to tell me that she was getting married,” she says.
“I have prayed for her to find someone to love her unconditionally and will support her to build her up in times when she needs it.”
Shawniece is the eldest of 10 siblings and has always looked up to her mother’s relationship to her stepfather.
“Just please be open to her, she’s awesome,” Denise shares.
“She’s not just a dolled up person, she’s a very natural beauty person that’s not always in makeup.”
She continues, “So when you told me this was happening, I want you to see Shawniece for Shawniece.”
Though they just met for the first time on their wedding day, Denise is excited for Jephte to get to know the real Shawniece.
“I want y’all to see her when she has her hair up, when she’s walking around in her sweatpants, because I want someone to genuinely love her for her,” she continues.
“It’s incredible, pray on your situation. Go to each other.”
While it’s scary to marry a complete stranger, Shawniece has been looking forward to this day for a long time.
“I’ve always wanted to be married, since I was a kid. I’m trying not to cry.”
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