People.com Celebrity Parents Shawniece Jackson and Jephte Pierre Write Emotional Letters to Daughter Laura The Married At First Sight: Happily Ever After? (produced by Kinetic Content) season finale airs at 10 p.m. EST Tuesday on Lifetime By Jen Juneau Jen Juneau Twitter Jen Juneau is a digital news writer for PEOPLE. A '90s teen and horror film connoisseur, she started at the brand in 2016, after a decade of working as a technical writer and then moonlighting as a journalist beginning in 2013. Originally from New Orleans, Jen grew up both in NOLA and Florida and eventually attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando (still her home base!), where she earned a bachelor's in English/technical communication, with a minor in magazine journalism. People Editorial Guidelines and Melody Chiu Melody Chiu Instagram Twitter Melody Chiu is a Senior Editor for PEOPLE. She has been with the brand since 2009, editing, writing and reporting across all entertainment verticals. She oversees PEOPLE's music and events coverage and has written cover stories on Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Melissa McCarthy, Blake Shelton and Sandra Oh. The Los Angeles native graduated from the University of Southern California and has appeared on Extra!, The Talk, Access Hollywood and Good Morning America. People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 18, 2018 12:30 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Following their daughter Laura Denise‘s Aug. 20 birth, Shawniece Jackson and Jephte Pierre are putting their thoughts for her down on paper. In a sneak peek from Tuesday night’s season finale of Married At First Sight: Happily Ever After?, the new parents can’t help but get a little emotional while lounging in bed with their daughter as they write her letters from the heart. “I lived with a father who had to live with being my father but wasn’t really somebody who I’d consider to be a great father figure, so it’s really important to focus on my relationship with my daughter and the man I gotta be to make sure that she’s fine,” said Pierre about the experience. Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Parents newsletter. Courtesy Shawniece Jackson and Jephte Pierre Married at First Sight‘s Shawniece Jackson and Jephte Pierre Welcome Daughter Laura Denise The couple then read their respective letters to Laura (whom Jackson refers to as “Lulu” and Pierre calls “Lala”) out loud to each other. “You came a whole month early, so I know you’re going to be a leader,” read Jackson’s letter, in part. “You have parents that will protect you and support you. There’s so much I can say, but I’ll keep it simple because I’d rather show you in life.” Read Pierre, getting visibly teary-eyed as his wife and daughter looked on, “You mean the world to me, and I hope to spend the rest of my life showing you that.” RELATED VIDEO: MAFS Season 6 Ep. 9 Sneak Peek: Shawniece and Jephte For the new dad, the letter-writing activity went beyond even connecting with baby Laura — it was an exercise that was meant to strengthen his bond with his wife. “Writing this letter is awesome,” Pierre said. “Hopefully there’s more moments like this where we can build on our relationship because the more shared experiences like this, the more positive ones, the more happy ones … it’ll be really hard to let go.” The Married At First Sight: Happily Ever After? (produced by Kinetic Content) season finale airs at 10 p.m. EST Tuesday on Lifetime.