Saturday, August 21, 2021
Millions of fans after an hour
Angelina Jolie breaks Instagram record
US actress Angelina Jolie starts her Instagram account with a photo of a letter from an Afghan girl. After just one hour, she already has 1.7 million followers. With this, she achieves a new record – previously held by her eternal rival.
Angelina Jolie’s (“Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”) Instagram account is not even a day old, but it already has 5.4 million followers. Just within the first hour after the profile of the US actress went online, according to the British “The Sun”, an unbelievable 1.7 million users of the social media platform clicked on the corresponding button to follow her. The 46-year-old is sure to set a new record – and a triumph over her eternal rival Jennifer Aniston (“Friends”).
Aniston had set an official record with her Instagram debut in 2019, as “Guinness World Records” reported on its Instagram page at the time. It took the actress “just 5 hours and 16 minutes” to break the magic mark of one million followers, which is why she was awarded the “record for the shortest time” to achieve this goal. Angelina Jolie managed to do this in less than an hour. Before Aniston, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan were the record holders.
For her first post, Jolie, who only follows three accounts herself, did not choose a selfie on Friday, as so many other celebrities and users often do, but shared a letter addressed to her from an Afghan girl. She wanted to draw attention to current events in Afghanistan. “Right now in Afghanistan people are losing the ability to communicate and express themselves freely on social media. That’s why I came to Instagram to share their stories and the voices of those around the world who are fighting for their human rights.” , can be read next to several photos of the personal letter.
The 46-year-old and her colleague Jennifer Aniston have been rivals in the eyes of the public since 2005. The reason: According to speculation, Jolie is said to have had an affair with her co-star and later husband Brad Pitt (“Fight Club”) on the set of the action film “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”, who at the time was still with “Friends” – Star Aniston was married. The couple divorced in October of that year. Pitt and Jolie, who have six children together, are also divorced. Their marriage lasted from 2014 to 2019.