Thursday, November 26, 2020
Infotainment

Jennifer Aniston jokes ‘sorry I think I BROKE it!’ as she shares reunion picture with Friends cast

Jennifer Aniston

It’s the photo Friends fans have waited for years to see – the entire cast, reunited.
But Jennifer Aniston’s Instagram debut was so successful it broke the internet – with fans unable to follow her newly created account.
Laughing off the technical difficulties, caused by the overwhelming volume of fans attempting to follow her, Jennifer took to Instagram, of course.
A fan had commented ‘Why can’t I follow her tho??!!’ and Jennifer replied ‘Sorry, I think I broke it’.
After joining the photo-sharing site earlier on Tuesday, Jennifer shared her very first post since joining social media as she beamed alongside her co-stars Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer.
The beloved actress, 50, shared a caption with the selfie reading: ‘And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM’.
While the post quickly racked up millions of likes, Instagram was overwhelmed and began showing error messages to the fans attempting to follow Aniston, who played Rachel in the show.
‘I can’t follow Jennifer Aniston bc Instagram is not letting me do it aaaaaaah,’ raged one.
Another joked: ‘It won’t let me follow Jennifer Aniston on Instagram did she block me?’
While one fan remarked: ‘Jennifer Aniston really broke the internet with that selfie.’
Instagram apologized, with a spokesperson telling Page Six: ‘We are aware that some people are having issues following Jen’s page — the volume of interest is incredible.
‘We are actively working on a solution and hope to have the page up and running smoothly again shortly.’
After the initial hiccup, the problem was soon fixed.
Jennifer then gathered 1.4million followers with five hours of posting the image, while her photo had just under four million likes.
While she set up her account back in September, her speed to reach one million followers rivals that of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Prince Harry and Meghan hold the Guinness World Record for the fastest account to get one million likes – having reached the figure in five hours and 45 minutes.
Jennifer’s sensational debut saw her quickly welcomed to the site by Reese Witherspoon, who joyously penned: ‘YASSSS!!! Welcome to Insta Jen!!!’
Other celebs were quick to follow, and express their delight that the well-liked star was on board.
Jenna Dewan, Kaley Cuoco, Mindy Kaling, Olivia Wilde, Jamie Redknapp and Rachel Zoe were among her many celebrity friends to send their well wishes.
Elsewhere, Jennifer was getting follow-happy as she followed her ex Justin Theroux straight away.
Aniston recently said she’s enjoying the single life, stating she’s too busy to date following her 2017 split from actor Justin, stating she likes being single – yet proved they are still pals with her instant Instagram follow.
To mark 25 years since the show was on, David also shared a snap to mark the reunion, as he said: ‘Celebrating a Thursday night 25 years ago… THANK YOU to all the fans out there!! We couldn’t have done it without you…
‘Big love to the other five #friends #jenniferaniston #courteneycox #lisakudrow #mattleblanc #matthewperry #FRIENDS25 #STILLTHEREFORYOU’.
Jennifer’s absence on social media has been widely-discussed in the past and earlier this week, she teased the possibility of joining the site.
She said: ‘[On social media] 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. Maybe [I’ll join]. You never know.’
Her co-stars meanwhile are all Instagram users and boast legions of devoted followers on the photosharing site and on Twitter.

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