Although he doesn't talk about it, ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik is certified Pakistani.
And that's proof enough for us to claim him as our own!
Which is why Pakistani girls around the world waited impatiently for him to a) come of age b) become single. While they rejoiced the end of his two-year engagement with Perrie Edwards, the latest development in his love life (coming to us via his Instagram account) may burst their bubble:
Yup, there you have it — Zayn Malik is apparently dating supermodel and all-round hottie Gigi Hadid. In one fell swoop, Zayn has disappointed desi girls and made desi boys proud. In fact, he's achieved the ultimate Pakistani objective: #BhabiGoals, to be exact.
Could Gigi Hadid be the new national bhabi?
There's no denying that every time a Pakistani man has scored a gori (or non-gori but still foreign) wife, we've rejoiced.
Cricketers Shoaib Malik and Wasim Akram brought home Sania Mirza and Shaniera Akram, and Pakistanis were quick to accept them as their bhabi.
While Sania Mirza shrugged off the honorific title, Shaniera Akram's taken it in her stride (though she was briefly confused about being called Barbie).
Back in the day when Imran Khan married Jemima, we thrilled at the conquest and speculated about what it was exactly that made Pakistani men so appealing to the foreign woman. And remember Lady Di's romance with Hasnat Khan? Just the thought of maybe having Di as a bhabi was enough to induce a swoon.
In fact, we're already mentally scrolling through a list of foreign supermodels/actresses/singers who might be eligible to date our Pakistani celebs who are single and on the market. Could Gigi-Zayn pave the way for a union between, lets say, Sheheryar Munawar and Kendall Jenner? Hamza Ali Abbasi and Taylor Swift?
Yup, #Bhabigoals is a real thing, people.