LOOK: Julia Roberts breaks social media holdout, posts 3 Instagram photos
Julia Roberts, one of the few notable Hollywood stars who has previously expressed disinterest about social media, finally had a change of heart and joined Instagram last week, thus delighting her fans.
Roberts’ Instagram page (@juliaroberts) already garnered over 739,000 followers in just one week, and follows only 12 Instagram pages, as of this writing.
Her followers include local celebrities Bea Alonzo and Julia Montes. Meanwhile, some of the personalities the “Notting Hill” and “Pretty Woman” star is following include Spanish actress Penélope Cruz, Manchester United player Paul Pogba, “Girl Meets Farm” star Molly Yeh, American painter Edith Vonnegut and her niece, “American Horror Story” actress Emma Roberts.
Roberts initially turned off the comment section for her first Instagram post of herself, a photo showing her sitting cross-legged on a grass underneath a tree. She is shown wearing a black sweater that bears the word “Love” while beaming at the camera.
On her second post, the 50-year-old A-list star uploaded a photo of her alongside celebrity stylist, Elizabeth Stewart. The two were sporting matching shirts with the words, “You can’t make everyone happy. You’re not an avocado,” printed in front.
Her latest post is a photo of a car’s windshield with an “I really appreciate you” sticker.
While the “Notting Hill” star made good use of the photo-sharing platform one week after she made an account, she has still to upload an Instagram Story. It is also worth noting that other than Instagram, the 50-year-old star doesn’t have a Facebook or a Twitter account.
Julia Roberts is one of the few A-lister social media holdouts who have abandoned their social media avoidance. “It’s kind of like cotton candy,” said Roberts, pertaining to social media, as reported by Marie Claire in 2013. “It looks so appealing and you just can’t resist getting in there, and then you just end up with sticky fingers and it lasted an instant,” she continued, explaining why she preferred not to use social media.
Other A-listers who refuse to make a social media account (at least for now) includes Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Benedict Cumberbatch, Scarlett Johansson, Kristen Stewart and Rachel McAdams. JB
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