Jennifer Aniston breaks the internet with Instagram debut

Kristine Tarbert
·Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
MARINA DEL REY, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 11: Jennifer Aniston attends the photocall of Netflix's "Murder Mystery" at Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey on June 11, 2019 in Marina del Rey, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Jennifer Aniston is now on Instagram. Photo: Getty

Jennifer Aniston literally broke the internet when she decided to join Instagram on Tuesday.

The 50-year-old actress made sure her debut on the photo-sharing site was memorable by uploading a shot of the Friends cast - including Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer - during a recent reunion to celebrate 25 years since the sitcom aired.

Alongside the blurry selfie, Jennifer wrote: “And now we're Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM.”

Jennifer Aniston shared this friends reunion photo on Instagram
Jen's blurry photo sent her fans wild. Photo: Instagram/jenniferaniston

Fans, friends, and co-stars welcome Jennifer Aniston to Instagram

Her co-star David posted a different picture of the group on his own account and captioned it: “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 ex-husband Justin Theroux - who she split from in 2017 - was one of the first people to comment on the photograph and wrote: "Woot-Woot." Although he immediately commented on her picture, Justin is yet to follow her.

Others including Ellen DeGeneres and Gwyneth Paltrow also shared their excitement.

WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 10: Jennifer Aniston arrives at the LA Premiere Of Netflix's "Murder Mystery" at Regency Village Theatre on June 10, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
The actress has already gained 2.8m followers. Photo: Getty

Jennifer hinted earlier this week that she was thinking about joining Instagram.

“[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,” she teased.

Instagram crashes after Jennifer Aniston joins

However, once people got wind that she had joined the popular website, the application crashed temporarily due to the high number of follower requests.

Within just seven hours, the Horrible Bosses star had over three million followers.

Meanwhile, Jennifer spoke about the cast reunion during a recent interview and said they laughed "a lot" during the "civilised" dinner at Courteney's house.

“Schwimmer was in town and we all happened to have a window of time so we all got together. We laughed so hard,” she said.

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