The theory of everything really does cover everything. Appearing by holograph in a lecture at the Sydney Opera House on Saturday, physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking said that Zayn Malik could still be a member of One Direction — in a parallel universe, that is. The Sydney Morning-Herald reports that the esteemed scientist was asked how his theories could apply to the all-important Zayn Malik situation. Fans, there might be a light at the end of the tunnel. "My advice to any heartbroken young girl is to pay close attention to the study of theoretical physics, because one day there may be proof of multiple universes," Hawking told the Sydney crowd. "It would not then 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." See? Every cloud has a silver lining. There could be a parallel universe where McDreamy is totally fine, the Seinfeld finale never happened, and Reese and Ryan never split up. Totally on board with this alternate-reality theory. We can just imagine legions of tweens popping into the library for a copy of A Brief History of Time. Meanwhile, we're trying to wrap our heads around the fact that Stephen Hawking is up on the latest boy-band news.