On October 15, 2019- a day that will now live on in infamy- Jennifer Aniston created an Instagram account. And nearly broke the internet in the process. Like many of us, Aniston decided to debut her profile with a selfie, the classic choice. However, it was not just a plain of selfie of herself. It featured all of her old Friends cast members too. Yes, that’s right! Lisa Kudrow, Courtney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, and Matthew Perry. She captioned the photo, “And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM.”
Seems that the actor also did a bit of stalking herself. She commented on a photo the LeBlanc posted in mid-September, “You don’t have to # me anymore.” And on October 6, Cox shared a selfie of herself, Aniston and LeBlanc and wrote, “A rare night and I love it.” Aniston went back to that post and replied, “A rare comment and I love YOU.”
Aniston had previously been consistently against social media. She told Harper’s Bazaar, “We work so hard to mantain some sort of life and privacy. Why would we intentionally put ourselves out there [on social media]?” That was in 2016 and the following year she told Vogue, “Honestly, when I look around and see people constantly on their phones, I feel like we’re missing so much. And it’s something we created.” And that isn’t all. Aniston was so anti-Instagram that she banned guests at her 50th birthday party from posting pictures back in February.
Well, all we have to say is…welcome Jen!