Yes, Aisha is Happy With Nex — Here’s Why
Posted On June 24, 2019
“I’m glad Aisha has found happiness again.”
“Nex makes her happy, and that’s what matters.”
What does this really mean, Winx fandom? You say Aisha’s happiness matters, but you know you don’t really care that she’s happy with Nex. And you’re not as happy for her as you claim to be.
Do you even understand why she’s happy with him? Sure, some girls will date any guy who gives them attention, but Aisha isn’t vain or shallow. Since she’s choosing to stay with Nex, she must feel something meaningful in this relationship — something more than happiness.
Support and Encouragement
Did you see how excited Nex was for Aisha during the Sirenix arc? This day was all about her, and he was 100 percent into it. It’s funny because the fandom thinks he’s all about himself 24/7. But he can — and does — focus on other people, their needs, and their strengths. The more he cares about someone, the more he puts them before himself.
Nex is an encouraging person, and Aisha is the main recipient now. He loves to tell her he believes in her — not just in her magic, but also in her strength. The show and the comics are full of moments when he’s praised and affirmed her:
- “Good luck in there!” (Winx season 6, episode 24)
- “I know you can do it!” (Winx season 7, episode 5)
- “You’re the only one who can defeat her!” (“La Prova di Nex”)
- “You were awesome, Aisha!!” (“La Prova di Nex”)
The way he acted in the Sirenix arc — giving her flowers, sending her cheering emojix, telling her everything will be fine — has always been part of his character. And Aisha knows it. In “Into the Depths of Andros” (Winx season 8, episode 8), she said Nex “tries to support her in every way”.
Aisha may be a tough girl, but she’s also sensitive and affectionate. A gentle touch on the shoulder, a hug, holding hands — that’s her love language. That’s how she feels and shows love.
Nex is the same way. So when they show affection, it makes them both feel deeply loved. No wonder they’ve been holding hands more in Winx season eight!
The last thing Nex said to Aisha in Winx season seven is, “I’ll come and see you soon.” This was as they said goodbye after the party at Alfea in “New Magic Harmony” (Winx season 7, episode 25). He loves being with her and takes the initiative to spend time with her.
It’s not just about sports, either. Yes, they’re both athletic, but it doesn’t matter what they do as long as they’re together. Aisha clearly loves being with him, too. She was just happy as the other Winx when Bloom approved their visit to Redfountain to see the guys in “A Kingdom of Lumens” (Winx season 8, episode 2).
Nex loves Aisha exactly the way she is. She doesn’t have to act a certain way to get his attention; she can just be herself. For a girl who was forced to be as stereotypically feminine as possible when she was little, it must be nice to have a boyfriend who loves her “masculine” side (so to speak). Of course, he loves her feminine/princess side, too.
All of this equals more than “happiness”. It’s love. Aisha is happy with Nex because she feels loved by him.
Why isn’t this good enough, Winx fandom? If it was, wouldn’t you support this couple? But you don’t, which means something other than Aisha’s happiness — or rather, her feeling loved — matters more to you.
Aisha/Nex fans, we know why this is happening. “Aisha’s happy” and similar phrases acknowledge that she and Nex are a couple without approving of them. The other goal is to avoid talking about their relationship. They’re not “loving”, “stable”, “supportive”, etc — they’re just “happy”. Focusing on their relationship instead would threaten the belief that Nabu (or Roy) is her “true” love, whatever that means.
So Nex’s role in her life must be downplayed as much as possible. That’s why you also rarely hear people say, “Aisha’s in love again”, “Nex loves her”, or “She’s found love again”. She and Nex aren’t allowed to love each other because she must pine for Nabu forever and refuse to love anyone again.
Because she should suffer through self-imposed widowhood and mourning for the rest of her life, which could be several hundred to a thousand years since she’s a fairy. Nabu would want her to feel everlasting heartbreak and loneliness in his honor. Remember how possessive and petty he was?
Of course not. I think Nabu would rest more peacefully knowing that Aisha is with a man who loves her with all his heart. A man who appreciates her strength, encourages her, and comforts her when she needs it. A man who’s proud to stand beside her as her ally, her friend, and her lover.
Nex is happy to be that man.