Jennifer Aniston joined Instagram with a Friends reunion post and subsequently crashed the app

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After ten years of being there for us, Friends left our screens in 2004 – leaving a Central Perk shaped hole in our hearts – and we’re still not over it.

Yes it may have been 15 years since Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Monica, Phoebe and Joey made their last appearances but it still feels like it was just yesterday.

We’re still deeply invested in Rachel and Ross’ tumultuous relationship, we’ve never given up hope on Parker (Alec Baldwin) coming back into our lives, and we can’t believe how quickly the Friends children have grown up. Are we the only ones confused by our feelings for Ben now that he’s grown up and starring in Riverdale?

But it’s not Cole Sprouse or the sexist storyline that Alexa Junge tried to axe that made news this week. Instead, it was a Friends reunion, with Jennifer Aniston posting a selfie with her five former co-stars to Instagram.

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Yes, this is not a drill.

Jennifer Aniston has joined Instagram and her first post is a Friends reunion snap.

‘And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too’, Jennifer posted to her Instagram. ‘HI INSTAGRAM 👋🏻‘.

Understandably Friends fans were particularly excited by the news, as were the show’s former guest stars with Reese Witherspoon, her on-screen sister, being one of the first to welcome her to the platform.

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‘How's that for some morning news?! @jenniferaniston has joined the @instagram world and now I can finally tag her in FRIENDS memes!’ posted Reese Witherspoon. ‘Welcome Jen!’

So many people were keen to follow Jen and welcome her to the platform in fact that the app crashed as Jen was raking in her 6.8 million followers.

This is the biggest Friends reunion we’ve seen in a while. Could we BE any more excited?

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.