Jennifer Aniston 'Was Very Flattered' When She Broke Instagram With First Post

December 5, 2019

Remember when Jennifer Aniston broke Instagram? She definitely does.

The "Friends" star graced the platform with her presence where she shared a selfie of all of her costars from the NBC hit sitcom.

Aniston, who is on the cover of People as one of four “People of the Year,” joined Instagram to much fanfare. Aniston tells People that she was “shocked” when she learned the site crashed when she joined.

“No. No,” Aniston said. “I have no idea how that happened. There is no more shocked face I could use. I’ll also say I was very flattered.”

With now more than 21 million followers, Aniston said she uses her account as a creative outlet. When asked why she joined now, her response was, “Just because why not? If you can’t beat them, join them.”

“A lot of my friends were beginning to do it and I didn’t want to be that person that was left in the sandbox with her arms crossed going like, ‘No! I’m not going to play.’ So it’s fun but boy, there’s also a lot of emotionally moving messages,” Aniston said.

The “Morning Show” actress also shared that she does not read all of the comments.

“I do have a soft spot for the animal rescue people,” Aniston said. “I could go down The Dodo rabbit hole and just cry my eyes out. I’m like, ‘I can’t watch this!’ These heroic men and women just rushing out and saving these animals. I just… God bless them all,” she added.

Back in October, the star joined Instagram. Aniston smiled in the snap with Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry on the app. She follows all of them on her page. Perry is the only one in the cast that does not use the platform.

Aniston also followed her estranged husband, Justin Theroux, from who she separated in late 2017. Both her and Theroux split after two years of marriage and the pair have remained good friends since then. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight she said that she was hesitant about making an Instagram account but felt pressured.

"It’s something that is a part of our world now and it’s not going away. … You can actually have a little bit more control over the narrative that’s out there. [You can] right some wrongs and some silly things that, God knows, are said often," Aniston said.

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