"Prior to that [final day], we had gotten into an argument in the corn maze. And one of the biggest things Jephte said was what makes me so special and he feels like I didn't choose him and that it could've been any guy," Shawniece said on Tuesday night's episode of Married at First Sight: Unfiltered.
Shawniece and Jephte exchanged vows as complete strangers. They didn't even know each other's names going into the eight-week Married at First Sight experiment, so Jephte apparently wanted to feel like he was the guy for his wife -- just not a guy selected out of a pool.
When thinking about what's to come for the couple, Shawniece gushed about being able to share life with her husband and feel he's always going to have her back.
"I feel like he's going to be honest with me and genuinely care about me and have my back," Shawniece said. "All of those little things that come with him, like his honesty. I mean, sometimes he doesn't deliver it great and sometimes it's a lot, but his honesty is the thing I respect and admire about him the most."
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Jephte -- who refused to even sleep in the same bed as his wife several weeks into the process -- has also come an extremely long way. Not only does Jephte trust his wife and feel comfortable enough to be intimate, but he actually bought her lingerie to dress up in!
"I was surprised because Jephte is low-key," Shawniece said of Jephte's gift the night before Decision Day. "He doesn't even like lingerie, so for Jephte to go to the store and pick out lingerie for me, that's like next level big step! That's like baby steps to whoa!"
Since Shawniece left the show with a loving husband, she shared some advice with future Married at First Sight couples.
"The key thing is learning that person and understanding their background and becoming curious to figure out why they respond and why they react to those things... and [you've got to] be yourself," she reasoned.
"If you wear your heart on your sleeve, you've got to be that, because at the end of the eight weeks, if you aren't that and then the cameras leave and you decide to be something different, it's not going to work."