Stephen Hawking’s reaction to Zayn’s 1D departure is the best yet

Still reeling from the news that One Direction is now a foursome? Devastated that Zayn chose Perrie over you? Well, we may be able to offer some comfort.

Renowned physicist Professor Stephen Hawking spoke at the Sydney Opera House over the weekend, appearing by 3D hologram on Saturday night from his actual location at Cambridge University in England.

If that wasn't cool enough, Professor Hawking answered some pretty unexpected questions. As well as  discussing the mysteries of the cosmos and the future of Planet Earth (standard), the physicist also made some very interesting points about Zayn Malik's recent shock departure from One Direction.

Zayn quit the band last month, and flew home to the UK to make peace with his fiancée Perrie following allegations he had cheated on her during the Asian leg of the One Direction world tour earlier this year.

An attendee at Professor Hawking's event on Saturday night finally broached the one thing we've all been wondering about, asking, "What is the cosmological effect of Zayn leaving One Direction and consequently breaking the hearts of millions of teenage girls across the world?” 

"Finally, a question about something important,” responded the Professor. 

“My advice to any heartbroken young 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.”

To really spice things up, Professor Hawking added, "This girl may like to know that in another possible universe, she and Zayn are happily married."

WOW. Right, we're off to swot up on theoretical physics, so…