Married at First Sight’s Shawniece Jackson Gives Birth, Welcomes Baby Girl With Husband Jephte Pierre

Shawniece Jackson Jephte Pierre Welcome Baby Girl Married At First Sight
Jephte Pierre and Shawniece Jackson. Karolina Wojtasik

A celebration is in order! Married at First Sight couple Shawniece Jackson and Jephte Pierre have welcomed their first child together, a baby girl named Laura Denise Pierre, Us Weekly can confirm.

Jackson gave birth to the 5 lbs., 15 oz. bundle of joy on August 20, and the first-time parents chose to name their daughter after both of the reality stars’ mothers. The newborn measured 17¾ inches long and arrived at 7:47 a.m., just five hours after Jackson went into labor.

Shawniece Jackson Jephte Pierre Welcome Baby Girl Married At First Sight
Shawniece Jackson and Jephte Pierre’s newborn daughter Laura Denise. Courtney Hizey Photography LLC

Weeks prior to the arrival of Laura, the pair — who wed on season 6 of the Lifetime reality show — were showered with love from family and friends. They shared a sweet picture to Instagram of the celebration.

“Thank you to all that attended Baby P’s Shower. We appreciate everyone’s love and support,” Jackson captioned a pic of herself and her husband. “Thank you Ma for turning your idea into real life. Auntie B & Josie for helping w/everything. #Part2ofthePierres #parentstobe #babyP #love #family Actually Thank you Everyone 😘 #YesShawnieceStyles”

Shawniece Jackson Jephte Pierre Welcome Baby Girl Married At First Sight
Jephte Pierre and newborn daughter Laura Denise. Courtney Hizey Photography LLC

Pierre also documented the joyous occasion in a series of Instagram pictures at the time.

“Just a Mommas boy hoping to raise a Daddy’s girl,” he wrote. “And thank you to @niecy247 for making Baby shower so special for Shawniece and I. Can’t wait for lil baby to meet her amazing grandmothers!”

The duo announced the news of their growing brood in April with a social media post.

“Finally we can share with you guys….. it’s a GIRL!” Jackson captioned multiple pics on Instagram of the beaming parents-to-be.

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