Stephen Hawking Feels Your #ZaynPain, Guys

So, I never actually took the title literally before, but they must have really meant it when they dubbed the movie about Stephen Hawking's life, The Theory of Everything. Because, well, Hawking has proven time and again that he can actually entertain and theorize just about anything, and that includes things that some may consider to be trivial. More specifically, Hawking just got real about Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction, and all of the controversy, heartache, and disappointment that has come with it. I, like you, was previously unaware of his qualifications as a relationship guru and a total pop culture buff before this.

As the sordid tale goes, BuzzFeed Australia explains that during an appearance at the Sydney Opera House, a brave soul had the opportunity to speak with Hawking and decided to ask about something that was weighing heavily on their restless mind. They relay that the question asked was:

"What do you think is the cosmological effect of Zayn leaving One Direction and consequently breaking the hearts of millions of teenage girls across the world?"

And, without missing a damn beat, he answered:

"Finally, a question about something important. 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."

Uh, One Direction-ception, much? This isn't a Christopher Nolan film, Hawking. My tiny brain can only comprehend so many different instances of parallel worlds. My gripes aside, BuzzFeed lauds Hawking as a true hero of Zayn Malik fans. But really, more than that, I have give him the utmost credit for addressing the issue in a respectful, scientific way whilst still being a bit cheeky about it. Really, all this scholarly pop culture talk just makes me want to grab a brewski and pick his brain for hours. Like, for instance, what does he think about Nina Dobrev leaving The Vampire Diaries? The world may never know.

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