Taylor Swift (Kind of) Came Out of Hiding to Praise BFF Ed Sheeran

Here's why *she* thinks he's one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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The annual TIME 100 list is out (you know, the 100 most influential people in the world, as decreed by Time magazine) and Ed Sheeran is on it. The ginger Brit has had a pretty big year. He released his first new album in three years and returned to social media after an extended hiatus.

But maybe the biggest sign that he's actually an influential human is the fact that Taylor Swift herself penned his TIME 100 bio. Winning a Grammy? Meh. Getting Taylor Swift to (even kind of) come out of her 2017 hermit-ude? Now, that proves you wield influence.

So what did Swift have to say about her guy BFF? Nothing but good things, obviously.

Here she is on the secret to Ed's success:

And on the moment he (wrongly) thought he'd never, ever win a Grammy:

Congratulations, Ed. Now, use that influence to get Taylor to post even one Instagram that proves she's alive. We'll settle for an Instagram Story at this point.

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Kayleigh Roberts is the weekend editor at Marie Claire, covering celebrity and entertainment news, from actual royals like Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle to Hollywood royalty, like Katie Holmes and Chrissy Teigen. She’s a Ravenclaw who would do great things in Slytherin. To learn more about her, google “Leslie Knope eating salad GIF.