Jennifer Aniston reveals she had a ‘stalker account’ prior to officially joining Instagram

George Back
Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

Jennifer Aniston visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday to promote her new Apple series The Morning Show. And while she was there she also talked about her record breaking new Instagram account.

As of last night’s broadcast, Aniston’s account had garnered over 11 million followers in less than two days. She set a new world record, racking up a her first million followers 29 minutes faster than the previous record holders Prince Harry and Megan Markle.

While this is her first official instagram account it wasn’t her first time on the platform as Aniston admitted that she had a fake account prior to making things official.

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“It was a stalker account,” said Aniston. “When I was thinking about doing this, I sort of figured it was time to kind of understand the world and dip my toe into the social media pool.”

When asked why she joined Instagram, Aniston replied: “I don't know.“

She also revealed that she does look at other people’s Instagram posts, adding: “I'm just trying to build content, as they say.”

Aniston's arrival onto the social media site caused Instagram to crash as fans rushed to see her debut post.

In a full main cast Friends reunion, Aniston was joined by Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt Le Blanc and Matthew Perry for a photo.

She captioned the snap: "And now we're Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM."

Aniston received a warm reception as other famous faces quickly welcomed her onto the site including Reese Witherspoon, Mariah Carey and Kate Hudson.