The pair had only known each other for a matter of hours before Shawniece made a “special request” to the DJ at their reception so she could give him a lap dance.
Jephte — who revealed on the season premiere that he has been shy since he was a kid — is then seen sitting nervous and wide-eyed as Shawniece gyrates in front of him.
He says: “Normally I’d be cool with a lap dance, but my mother was right there!”
Fans took to the show’s Facebook page to comment about the moment. One said: “Why the lap dance at the wedding in front of his family? Girl, you don’t even know who you’re dealing with yet!”
Another added: “Girl you should saved the lap dance for honeymoon…that was disrespectful to do that at the reception..where are your morals and dignity?”
Another said: “Lap dances at your wedding reception when you’ve just married a complete stranger and he and his family don’t even know you…classy .”
Will it be happier ever after for our couples?
Posted by Married At First Sight on Saturday, January 6, 2018
The moment comes after Jephte’s mom Laura — who last week revealed she wasn’t keen on him marrying a total stranger — interrupted the couple’s wedding ceremony to say her piece.
Watch our exclusive clip from this week’s Married at First Sight episode below, as she brings proceedings to a halt by standing up and saying: ““Everybody, wait…this is my son!”
Last week she told Jephte getting married to a total stranger was not a “game”. She added: “You need a lot of prayer!” Jephte previously revealed he is unsure how his marriage can work unless he has the support of his mom.
Married at First Sight airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Lifetime.