First he was allegedly busy cheating on fiancé Perrie Edwards in Thailand, then he was making a solo comeback with producer Naughty Boy, and now, according to Twitter -- Zayn is coming back to One Direction.
Overnight, the hashtag #WelcomeBackTo1DZayn popped up, and by this morning it was trending worldwide.
Mom: Where are you going?
Me: Gonna go find who made this trendJune 1, 2015
While there's absolutely nothing official to suggest that there is any fact behind this rumour, it hasn't stopped One Direction fandom going into a Twitter frenzy.
Apparently, it all started with this tweet from a determined Brazillian Directioner, who appeared to have some kind of epiphany and decided to stir up a Twitter storm.
— g luvs ljp *ೃ୭̥*ﾞ (@LUXOJONES) June 1, 2015
A couple of hours later, Twitter had gone into overdrive and some of the responses were what can only be described as genius.
Mostly, they were heart-broken...
"Zayn is back"
"It's just a joke"June 1, 2015
Some of them were really angry...
to the person who started this
take a seat, we need to discuss somethingJune 1, 2015
There was a bizarrely biblical undertone...
LYING IS A SIN pic.twitter.com/1h38U7M3Wg— Athena |till the end (@derpINNAAA) June 1, 2015
"niall and jade
"louis and lauren"
"zerrie break up rumors"June 1, 2015
#WelcomeBackTo1DZayn whoever did this is basically satan— fabiana (@mrsliampayne__) June 1, 2015
But the overarching sentiment was...
The One Direction fan that started the trending tag has since tweeted (in Portuguese...) that she may have been trolled.