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 trend— f loves njh (@narryftoreos) June 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.