Jennifer Aniston used to have a fake Instagram account and here's why

Emily Gulla
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From Cosmopolitan

Jennifer Aniston sent the whole internet into a frenzy earlier this week when she finally joined Instagram, debuting with an iconic Friends cast selfie. We couldn't have asked for anything more.

The selfie featured the full Friends front line-up, with Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt Le Blanc and Matthew Perry cuddled up next to Jen.

After posting the photo, Jennifer quickly became the fastest person ever to reach 1 million followers on Instagram. She reached the 1 million point in just five hours and one minute, beating the record set by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined Instagram as @sussexroyal in April, they hit 1 million in five hours and 45 minutes, so for Jen to do it any faster was pretty impressive.

While we're sure Jen's venture into the world of Instagram seemed like a revelation to her 13.4 million [current] followers, she's revealed she was actually on the app before but just in secret. Sneaky.

Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in the US, Jennifer admitted she had a secret Instagram account and confessed, "It was a stalker account, yes."

Jen continued, explaining that she wanted to try out Instagram first before going public. "When I was thinking about doing this I figured it was time to kind of understand the world [of Instagram] and dip my toe into the social media pool."



Speaking to Jimmy, Jen called herself "the most reluctant person to ever join Instagram," saying she doesn't usually "do" social media. When Jimmy asked why Jen finally decided to sign up to Insta, she just said "I don't know" but admitted that a lot of people had been talking her into it.

Jen said that while she hasn't spent much time on Instagram as of yet, she's just trying to "build content". If there's more where that Friends reunion selfie came from, we can' wait.

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