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It took years for Jennifer Aniston to embrace social media.
So when The Morning Show star, 50, who graces this week’s cover of PEOPLE as one of four People of the Year, joined Instagram on Oct. 15, fans rejoiced.
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Posting her first selfie of her own Friends reunion alongside Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc, Aniston captioned the photo: “And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM 👋🏻.”
Thousands of followers quickly flocked to Aniston’s account—and temporarily crashed her page.
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“We are aware that some people are having issues following Jen’s page—the volume of interest is incredible!” a spokesperson for Instagram told PEOPLE in a statement.
No one was more surprised that Aniston herself.
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“No. No,” she tells PEOPLE, laughing. “I have no idea how that happened. There is no more shocked face I could use. I’ll also say I was very flattered.”
For more of Aniston’s interview, check out this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on stands Friday.
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