Stephen Hawking Says Zayn Malik Is Still a Member of One Direction

The New Zayn
New career, new/no hair.

Wait, Stephen Hawking knows who Zayn Malik is?

Not only that, the beloved and celebrated physicist knows where he is. During a Q&A with Hawking at the Sydney Opera House over the weekend, the topic of Malik leaving One Direction was brought up, naturally.

Here’s how Hawking, who spoke via hologram from his home in Cambridge, England, answered what he called “a question about something important”:

My advice to any heartbroken girl is to pay close attention to the study of theoretical physics. Because one day there may well be proof of multiple universes. It would not be beyond the realms of possibility that somewhere outside of our own universe lies another different universe. And in that universe, Zayn is still in One Direction.

And because Hawking never ceases to amaze the world, he also blessed us with this thought:

This girl may like to know that I another possible universe, she and Zayn are happily married.

Malik, 22, broke his Twitter silence just last week to thank his fans. The newly-shaven singer left 1D (in this universe) in March.