Season six star Shawniece Jackson is expecting her first child, PEOPLE confirms exclusively.
Though the baby news came as a surprise, Jackson is fully embracing her upcoming role as a mother. “I’ve always wanted to be a mom. I’ve always felt like that’s my purpose in life—to recreate some little Shawnieces in life,” she says. “I think it’s the greatest gift a woman can have. Life is a beautiful thing!”
Over the last couple of months, fans have watched Jackson, 29, and her husband Jephte Pierre (whom she met for the first time as she walked down the aisle on their wedding day) fight through the ups and downs of marriage. Tuesday night’s finale episode will reveal whether the two have decided to stay married.
The newlyweds are already parents to an adorable four-legged baby named Keke. Pierre, 26, surprised his wife with the pup after an especially heated argument.
The two-hour “Decision Day” finale episode of Married at First Sight (produced by Kinetic Content) airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST on Lifetime.