Sure when one thinks of Jennifer Aniston’s former husbands, Brad Pitt is likely the name that springs to mind but there was LAB (life after Brad)—in the form of Justin Theroux, Jen’s second husband. And it’s safe to say they’re still on good terms.
It was just a week ago that Aniston shocked the world and did what Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow had been begging her to do for years: join Instagram. And did she ever. She pulled a Kim Kardashian and broke the Internet — just not in a Kim Kardashian way. Because unlike posing all naked and oiled up, all Jen had to do was take a selfie with five of her closest pals (that would be Kudrow, Cox, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry, duh), write eight little words, throw in a hand-waving emoji and voila! Let’s just say she probably earned that verified checkmark in record time because Instagram virtually shut down after the urge to follow the actress was widespread. Heck, she’s already almost at 16 million followers and broke a Guinness world record. And one of those followers is her ex-hubby, Justin.
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When Theroux and Aniston were married, he rarely posted pics of his then-wife. But when he did, look out. If you peruse Justin’s Instagram page, the photos that feature Jen have amassed hundreds of thousands of hearts. In fact, his most recent post about Jen, which he shared earlier this year when he wished the “fierce woman” a happy birthday, has even more likes. Yet Justin never truly believed Jen was going to join herself, and shared his genuine surprise with Extra. When asked if he knew she was going to get social, he replied, “She has sworn she was not gonna do it, and then she did it,” adding, “I’m so proud of her—I thought it was so great.”
“The world’s about to learn what a hilarious woman she is, if they don’t already [know],” he added. “She’s gonna be good at this.” Um, no kidding. For someone who is so new to social media, Jen is pretty savvy navigating it all. And it’s an understatement to say her fans—of both the regular and celebrity variety—were super-eager for her to join the ‘gram.
Aniston and Theroux, one of the few people in the world the Insta newbie is following, underwent a “gentle separation” in 2017, so much so that things were all good between them from the moment they split. Jen has always looked back fondly on her marriages and happily keeps in touch with her exes. And if any pics of her former husbands show up on her Instagram, it will likely break the Internet yet again.