Jennifer Aniston recently joined Instagram and there’s a possibility she broke a world record by doing so. Aniston (50) drew in nearly five million followers in just half a day with her first, and currently only post of the cast of Friends having a private reunion.
Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston all met up together at Courteney Cox’s house.
“It’s just Schwimmer was in town,” said Aniston, “and we all happened to have a window of time so we all got together.”
Initially Aniston’s Instagram account seemed to be unable to take new followers due to a technical issue. The actress jokingly said, “Sorry, I think I broke it.”
The account gathered over 100,000 followers in less than half an hour, and it’s thought to hold the record for an Instagram profile to have reached a million followers in the quickest time. The record was previously held by the joint account of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, which gained a million followers in a little less than six hours according to Guinness World Records. Aniston’s account is thought to have achieved this in a much quicker period of time, but it has yet to be confirmed. Her profile currently has over 7 million followers.
Many celebrities welcomed Aniston to the Instagram community, such as Kate Hudson and Mariah Carey.
Reese Witherspoon wrote, “YASSSS!!! Welcome to Insta Jen!!!”
Many fans of the Friends series have been hoping for a revival of the show since its last episode back in 2004. With the 25th anniversary having just passed, more streams in the United Kingdom than any other series, and sales figures of Friends merchandise still high, there’s no doubt a revival would take off rather effortlessly.
“The timing can’t be any more right,” says television critic and co-host of the BBC Sounds Must Watch podcast, Scott Bryan. “The multi-million pound deal Netflix signed for it showed just how much interest there is.”
But as Aniston adequately explained, some things are best left in the past.
“I really think there is an idea that if there is a reboot of a show it wouldn’t be even close to being as good at what it was… It would ruin it,” she said.