See how the stars are coping with Zayn's untimely departure

By Maria Yagoda
March 26, 2015 03:10 PM
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When news broke yesterday (via the band’s Facebook page) that Zayn Malik was leaving One Direction after a five-year run, heartbroken fans pretty much caused an Internet meltdown. While Directioners mostly understood that the 22-year-old made a tough decision (#AlwaysInOutHeartsZaynMalik trended on Twitter), thousands of 1D obsessives were overcome with all-caps level devastation – as Twitter user @dalzarry said, “MARCH THE 25TH THE DAY THE ENTIRE WORLD SHATTERED.”

But the grieving went beyond teens – celebs got in on the Twitter reaction action, too. While some claimed to not even know who Zayn was (really, Josh Malina?), we’re certain that their feigned ignorance was their own special way of coping with the loss.

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