Ashley Graham is so excited that Jennifer Aniston talked to her on Instagram

Jennifer Aniston has 17.7 millón Instagram followers two weeks after joining the platform! She broke the record for the fastest first million gained: 5 hours and 16 minutes. That was a title previously held by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex: They amassed that number in 5 hours and 45 minutes. Apparently, she’s also running her own account, and she’s responding to DMs. (I wonder what her inbox looks like!)

Ashley Graham gushed to ET that she sent a message to Jennifer and got a reply:

Well, don’t give up hope for getting a prized response from the actress, because ET has been told that Aniston is running her account — and yes, she responds to DMs!

“We’ve been DM’ing,” model Ashley Graham told ET’s Nischelle Turner at the premiere of Aniston and Reese Witherspoon’s new Apple TV+ series, The Morning Show, in New York City on Monday night. “I blew her up. I was like, ‘Hey girl. Welcome,” and she’s like, ‘Thank you!’ and we had a little convo.”

“I’m telling you, it’s real,” added Graham, who was looking radiant in a black, long-sleeved gown which showed off her burgeoning baby bump. “She’s real on Instagram! She’s running her [account.] I love it. Five hours, a million followers — who does that? Nobody, but Jennifer Aniston.”

Now that she’s chatting with Aniston on Instagram, Graham noted that the former Friends star is every bit as loveable off-screen as she is on.

“The girl that she is on TV is the girl that she is behind-the-scenes,” she said.

Graham said she was thrilled to be out supporting “my girl” Aniston at the premiere, noting how the project reflected “women supporting women.”

[From ETOnline]

I can’t figure out whether Ashley knew Jennifer before this, or if they’d never met. In any case, I’m sure that Jennifer has help with her account, and an assistant is flagging DMs for her. But, I think it’s cool that she is clearly involved with it. Celebrities know it’s a huge boost to their brand when fans feel like they can easily communicate with their favorite stars.

Ashley sounds excited and happy, which is great. She reminds me of Charlie Puth, who kept his cool when Ellen surprised him with a visit from Jennifer on a recent show. I think it’s fun that Ashley managed to connect with Jennifer and then ended up going to The Morning Show premiere. At least it sounds that way, that Jennifer invited Ashley during their back-and-forth. (On an unrelated, but also fun note, it looks like Ashley was a fantastic Jessica Rabbit for Halloween!)

photos credit: WENN, and via Instagram

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  1. Alexandria says:

    I don’t get it, but ok. I’d get excited over Chandler.

    • Esmom says:

      I’d be excited to hear directly from a celeb. I was giddy when Ronan Farrow and BJ Novak liked my responses to their tweets!

  2. Common Sense says:

    Once Wentworth Miller answered my question when he still had a Facebook page and I couldn’t believe it! That made my day actually I was grinning from ear to ear for the entire month. I will never forget that as long as I live and it was a long and thought out response. Social media can be cool sometimes. I am on the other side of the planet in South Africa and a person in America have only seen on TV saw my message and took the time to respond.

    • DaisySharp says:

      Really? I LOVE Wentworth Miller. What a beautiful man. I miss him in the Arrowverse a lot.

    • Esmom says:

      Ha, I made a similar comment above about about getting super excited just to have celebs like my tweets! When Ronan Farrow liked something I posted in response to one of his tweets I was giddy all day!

  3. mary says:

    I have a friend who saw the first 3 episodes. She said the pilot was ok, the second episode was better, and the third episode was really good.

  4. Lena says:

    I’m still amazed she has 17.7 million followers after 2 weeks. That’s amazing but there was a
    Lot of press that she had joined so everyone was on alert.

    • Louisa says:

      That may be true but 17mil is still a huuuge number of followers! I didn’t expect it to blow up that much.

  5. Emma says:

    Sarah Jessica Parker (I know a lot of ya’ll don’t like her on here) is always sooo sweet to me on insta. She always likes my comments and replies to them.

    • DiegoInSF says:

      She was sweet to me too, I complimented her hair and she replied! She was my hair inspo a couple years ago on Divorce.

  6. Dani says:

    A few years ago, one of my favorite musicians had multiple conversations with me on Twitter, even agreeing to play a gig in my backyard! Clearly it didn’t happen lol and I’m sure no one here knows him (Austin Gibbs) but 6 years later and I’m still excited about it.

  7. BANANIE says:

    Can’t compete with Heidi Klum’s Jessica Rabbit. And I’m not talking about body type or anything, just that Heidi went all-out with makeup and prosthetics to make herself cartoonish. I really appreciated the commitment!