ANGELINA Jolie joined Instagram and made her very first post on Friday, which quickly went viral.
After just six hours on the photo-sharing platform, the 46-year-old actress – who has shunned social media up until now – beat Jennifer Aniston’s previous record for reaching one million followers in the shortest time.
Jolie reportedly amassed over 1.7 million followers in just one hour.
The actress used her first post to draw attention to the plight of Afghans following the Taliban takeover of the country in the last week.
The Salt star’s first post is captioned to explain that she received a letter from a girl in Afghanistan and the images show some of the letter.
Jolie wrote: “This is a letter I was sent from a teenage girl in Afghanistan. Right now, the people of Afghanistan are losing their ability to communicate on social media and to express themselves freely.
“So I’ve come on Instagram to share their stories and the voices of those across the globe who are fighting for their basic human rights.”
Some time later, the actress shared a Time article she authored to her Instagram Stories writing: “The people of Afghanistan deserve so much better than this – my op-ed for @time.”
After three hours, the director had gained 2.1 million followers, according to OK!
Aniston, 52, made her Instagram debut in October 2019 and shared a group photo with her Friends costars David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox.
She captioned the iconic snap: “And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too, HI INSTAGRAM.”
Following the post it was revealed that Aniston has set the record for the fastest time to reach one million followers, in five hours and 16 minutes.
She followed some of her recent costars including Adam Sandler and Reese Witherspoon and also followed her ex-husband Justin Theroux who she’s still close with.
Aniston was previously married to Jolie’s ex husband Brad Pitt, 57, from 2000 to 2005.
She went on to marry Theroux in 2015 but they split in 2018.
Meanwhile, Jolie’s divorce from Pitt is still dragging on, with “millions” having been spent on the split and nasty custody battle.
And sources apparently believe the celebrities’ case is “far from over.”
High-profile Los Angeles divorce attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan has represented celebrities including Kevin Federline, Charlie Sheen and Paula Abdul.
Although he is not working on Brad and Angelina’s case, he told Us Weekly he believes litegation has already cost the exes “hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not in the millions.”
Mark went on: “And it could be more if they start over again. Nothing is more expensive than a hotly contested custody [dispute].
“I’m sure both of these people can afford to [keep litigating], which is not the reason to do it, but that’s probably not going to be a major factor for either of them given their respective wealth.”
Last week, a California appeals court disqualified the private judge in Angelina and Brad’s divorce case.
The 2nd District Court of Appeal sided with Angelina on the issue of Judge John W. Ouderkirk’s insufficient disclosure of his business relationships with Brad Pitt’s attorneys.
This meant the custody fight over the couple’s five minor children, which was appeared to be coming to an end, may have to start over.
The pair has three biological children, twins Vivienne and Knox, 12, and Shiloh, 15, along with Maddox, Zahara, 16, and Pax, 17, who were adopted from orphanages in Cambodia, Ethiopia and Vietnam respectively.
Angelina and Brad started dating in 2005 and tied the knot in 2014 before splitting in 2016.
Source: The Sun