Friends star, Jennifer Aniston, shared a heartbreaking photo, leaving millions of fans devastated.
The all-American sweetheart, now 51, is always in the headlines. Her natural charm and charisma sell papers, and the tabloids know that. However, this time, it was about something serious, and really, it could happen to any of us.
Jennifer Grew Up In A Showbusiness Family
The daughter of soap opera star John Aniston and actress Nancy Dow was born February 11, 1969, in Sherman Oaks, California.
Aniston started her career in the late 80s, and ever since landing the role of Rachel in Friends, she has been working non-stop.
Her parents divorced when Jen was 9, and she lived mostly with her mother. Her dad was the star of Days of Our Lives, so he was busy on the set.
Aniston's first break came in 1987 when she filmed the movie Mac and Me. She knew how show business works, so, despite getting minor roles, Aniston knew her time would come.
And when it did, nothing could prepare young Aniston for that kind of stardom. She did win both a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Rachel Green, making her one of the biggest stars on the planet.
Aniston after Friends
After 10 seasons, Friends ended in 2004.
Jen continued to film iconic comedies and romance movies, such as Along Came Polly (2004), Rumor Has It (2005), and Horrible Bosses (2011).
From indie movies to blockbusters, Aniston's career as a rom-com darling is still blooming.
Among her latest projects is The Morning Show, with Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carrell. Reese and Jen played sisters on Friends, so people were excited to see back on the small screen.
The awards kept coming, as she received a SAG for the role of journalist Alex Levy.
Jen Breaks The Instagram
When Jen Aniston joined the social media platform in 2019, she broke a world record as the fastest time for an account to hit 1 million followers.
The popular app crashed because of Jennifer Aniston, and that's saying something. People love Jen. They fell in love with Rachel Green, but they truly adore the actress behind the iconic character.
Of course, she is not perfect, and sometimes she may cause an outrage by speaking her mind.
Jen's Instagram is full of adorable, goofy selfies, and she doesn't mind sharing the spotlight with her friends. But every now and then, she needs to remind people that there is life outside this social media bubble.
Aniston On Masks
Jennifer shared a selfie with a mask, as did many others, as soon as the pandemic broke.
Now, keep in mind that many people don't believe that Covid is real, so they had a lot to say to Jen. And most of it was not pretty.
Of course, this is a bit ironic:
Aniston didn't get into petty fights. Instead, she shared a photo, with the caption:
"This is our friend Kevin. Perfectly healthy, not one underlying health issue. This is Covid. This is real." ⠀
"We can't be so naive to think we can outrun this...if we want this to end, and we do, right? The one step we can take is PLEASE #wearadamnmask."
"Just think about those who've already suffered through this horrible virus. Do it for your family. And most of all yourself. COVID affects all ages."
"PS this photo was taken in early April. Thank god he has almost recovered now. Thank you all for your prayers."
But, people still had too many negative things to say.
A Photo That Got Everyone Talking
As you can see, many celebrities were showing support for Jen's good fight. Some were simply in denial. However:
Aniston asked people to wear masks. She didn't say they will save us all.
Jen shared a disturbing image of her friend fighting for his life. This is Kevin:
We are glad he is okay now, but many still questioned Jennifer, bringing out politics into the conversation.
Others were grateful that she was raising awareness.
Sadly, with all the negative comments, people cannot show empathy even when someone is fighting for each breath. Jen did good, and we are glad that all that negativity did not stop her from sharing her friend's story and standing up for what was right.