On Tuesday morning, I nearly shit myself when I saw a picture of six FRIENDS in one room together on Instagram…posted by none other than the queen herself, Jennifer Aniston.
In less than 24 hours, Aniston went from having ZERO presence on Instagram to having over 4 million followers, after sharing her very first post (and extremely rare) of her “selfie” with all her “Friends” co-stars, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer, crashing Aniston’s newly created Instagram account for a short while.
We Were On A Break…For A Few Minutes
It didn’t take long for Aniston’s page to be back up and running, though users experienced difficulty following her account, and were redirected to the “follow” button after clicking it a first time. Others were shown a page that read, “Sorry, this page isn’t available.”
“We are aware that some people are having issues following Jen’s page — the volume of interest is incredible!” a spokesperson for Instagram shared with PEOPLE in a statement. “We are actively working on a solution and hope to have the page up and running smoothly again shortly.”
In less than an hour, Aniston had racked up more than 116,000 followers, and had followed dozens of famous pals, like David Spade, Julia Roberts, Adam Sandler, and ex-husband Justin Theroux.
In the icon sitcom series, viewers and fans were never sure if Rachel and Ross would ever get together…and then they did. But when they were together, it only for a brief episode or two, with the writers quickly tearing them apart, leaving fans wondering for ten seasons whether or not the “break” was going to last.
On Tuesday, Friends fans were finally given that same feeling, when Aniston and Instagram finally connected…and soon thereafter, were momentarily pulled apart. Hopefully we won’t have more of the emotional roller-coaster ride for the next ten years and Aniston is on the ‘Gram to stay.
The One Where Jennifer Aniston Joined Instagram, Aired October 15, 2019, Instagram
And in case you are still wondering…they were DEFINITELY on a break.