(RNN) – Distraught One Direction fans were offered some hope about Zayn Malik from a Stephen Hawking hologram at a Sydney Opera House event in Australia.
After answering questions about science, space, humanity during the talk, the 73-year-old cosmologist answered a question from a member of the audience named Samantha Sue.
"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?"
The scientist seemed thrilled to have the question, and described the theory of multiple universes, and in one of those, Malik is still in the very popular British boy band.
"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," Hawking said.
"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."
Saying he wanted to live a normal life, Malik quit the One Direction in March.
The next part of Hawking's answer most likely gave the questioner even more hope.
"This girl may like to know that in another possible universe, she and Zayn are happily married."
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