We've been reduced to a literal puddle, TBH.
We were really pulling for them though...
Of course, while we've been finding our own personal coping mechanisms, there's been a range of reactions on Twitter.
Plenty were heartbroken over the Zerrie split:
But not everyone, of course. Some are happy Zayn's back on the market:
realy sad that Zayn and Perrie have split, they were legit like the perfect couple— gee (@gee_tomparker) August 4, 2015
"Zayn and perrie Edwards calls off engagement" Me: pic.twitter.com/uJKLW5n2kh— DRAG ME DOWN TO HELL (@hxrryftgucci) August 4, 2015
Is it sad that everyone is ecstatic about the ending of Zayn and Perrie? Lol— D❥ (@_dhearts) August 4, 2015
Some found a way to deal through humor and we are forever grateful for them:
ZAYN AND PERRIE BROKE UP AND I COULDN'T BE MORE HAPPY TO BE HONEST I NEVER LIKED HER, SHE WAS MY LEAST FAV GF— rachel loves niall (@lightpinkhoran) August 4, 2015
I never thought the first single Zayn drops would be Perrie 😂— Aye loves niall ୨୧ (@93niallsderby) August 4, 2015
🆘 Zayn is single! What am I going to wear!!! 🆘— Matthew Lush (@MatthewLush) August 4, 2015
Zayn dropped one direction, naughty boy and Perrie all in one year, Waiting for Zayn to drop his single like pic.twitter.com/PIzp4RtO8y— $abi (@crauings) August 4, 2015
Many were conflicted:
Zayn Malik and Nick Jonas can't be single at the same time. I can't handle that. I have things to do. I don't have time to be this thirsty.— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) August 4, 2015
Some believe this confirms the Zerrie conspiracy theory:
I don't now if i should be happy because Zayn is single again or sad because Perrie Edwards and @zaynmalik looked so perfect together ! :(— Käthlin Herne (@k2ths) August 4, 2015
Zayn leaving his record label, management, PR team, and then he just happens to end his engagement? DO YOU SEE IT?— Everything 1D (@Go1DenUpdates) August 4, 2015
And then, the question on everyone's mind:
i knew since zayn left modest he would end things w perrie bc that was pr af— sed (@fascinouis) August 4, 2015