Things aren’t looking too good for Married at First Sight couple Jephte Pierre and Shawniece Jackson. Life & Style obtained an exclusive clip from the final episode of Season 6, which documents Jephte’s struggle to find a deeper connection with Shawniece and his inner conflict over whether or not he should pull the plug on the entire relationship when decision day rolls around. Watch the video above to see how he’s really feeling!
“She’s sweet, she’s caring,” he said. “Like personality wise, she’s everything I could see myself being with.” Unfortunately, that might not be enough. Jephte went on to say that he’s not in love and doesn’t believe Shawniece is in love with him, either. “I feel like there is so much we need to go through before we can decide on how we feel,” he explained.
So are Jephte and Shawniece still together? That’s a tricky question. They have yet to publicly acknowledge their current relationship status, but these aren’t their first marital woes. Just after their wedding, the issues stemmed from lack of intimacy. The couple got into an explosive fight when Jephte admitted that he thought of Shawniece as more of a friend than a spouse, and things just escalated from there.
When they tried to cohabitate, Jephte was reluctant to let Shawniece move into his apartment. Ultimately — when she did end up moving in — Jephte slept on the floor in a different room than Shawniece, which made her feel completely unwanted. “You just close me out instead of allowing me to be in,” Shawniece said. “And I’m tired of feeling like, that I’m not wanted, that’s the worst feeling in the world.”
In a more recent episode, the couple talked about having babies — which was a good sign, of course. “Maybe if we have a son I’m gonna name him Jackson Pierre,” Shawniece told Jephte. Not only were they talking baby names, but Jephte also mentioned how excited he was to become a father one day. “I can’t wait to have my own children,” he said. “I can’t wait to be a father. I think we’ll both be loving parents.”
It’s unclear how the pair went from planning a family to Jephte not actually being in love, but fans will most likely be able to watch everything unfold on this season’s final episode. So will Shawniece and Jephte be able to work things out before decision day? Fingers crossed!