Jennifer Anniston reveals her 'creeper' Instagram habits
There's not many celebrities out there who have been watched as closely as Jennifer Aniston. For the most of her life, the Friends star has been stalked by the media, the paparazzi, and by her many millions of fans, ever since she made the mistake of first getting involved with Brad Pitt. The couple first met each other in 1998 and a whirlwind romance followed, all of which culminated in the couple officially tying the knot in a romantic ceremony in 2000 in Malibu.
But then disaster struck, as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie hooked up during the production of Mr and Mrs Smith. In 2005, Pitt and Aniston made public that the scandal had forced them to separate, and they divorced later that year. Ever since then she's been dogged by the press and the public, who have done everything shy of raking through her garbage to get the scoop on her. But now Aniston has surprised her fans by admitting that she enjoys lurking on Instagram and stalking other people, even though she doesn't officially have an account herself.
In a recent interview, the Bruce Almighty and Horrible Bosses actress stated: "I don’t have Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram accounts. I will totally admit that I can dip into Instagram and sort of be a secret voyeur. I’m a creeper. There are times when I’ll look through and think, 'Oh my god, what a time suck!' I’ve been with people who spend maybe an hour figuring out this one post, and you’re like, 'That just took up an hour of your life, and it’s gone in 60 seconds."
"It feels like we are losing connection. I think we’re losing conversation. It’s hard enough being a teenager and feeling like you fit in ... Now we’re actively creating an environment and a platform for you to tell someone, 'I like you' or 'I don’t like you.' That seems like an unhealthy formula for already-insecure adolescents. We’re pouring fuel on a fire."
She added: "Our friends have 10 and 11-year-olds on Instagram. They’re starting way younger than when I even gave a crap about what I looked like or what makeup I wore or what guy I liked. I think iPhones and Snapchat and all this stuff is just fuelling narcissism. People are using filters and all sorts of tools to mask who they really are."
Of course, as ever the interviewer was keen to address rumours of a Friends reboot/reunion. Aniston stated: "Before that show ended, people were asking if we were coming back. Courteney [Cox] and Lisa [Kudrow] and I talk about it. I fantasise about it. It really was the greatest job I ever had. I don’t know what it would look like today, but you never know. So many shows are being successfully rebooted," before going on to joke that the female cast members would be happy to star in a Golden Girls reboot when they were seniors. Personally, I think that sounds like a great idea.