Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Have Twitter Feud Over Fancy Pillows

03/10/2011 at 12:00 PM ET

Nicole Richie Joel Madden

Pillow fight! Newlyweds Nicole Richie and Joel Madden got into a cute little tiff on Twitter this week over a fairly soft topic: pillows. “Do you ever look at your credit card bill & ask your wife how the hell she could spend 3 thousand dollars on pillows?” Madden asked his followers. “I do. I mean can’t we just go to Target and get our pillows???” Richie, who was busy taking in the fall collections at Paris Fashion Week, playfully responded to her hubby, writing, “That’s why I ignore your calls.” But Madden wasn’t going down without a fight. “Needless to say the pillows are going back to the expensive ass pillow store. Hope she likes the Target pillows I’m putting in their place,” later adding, “I was thinking they must be made from unicorn manes.” Unfortunately for the Good Charlotte rocker, it looked like Twitter was on Team Richie in this domestic diss — Madden wrote that while the pillows were “already on their way back to the store,” he was “getting attacked by angry kids on Twitter.” Hey, you can’t put a price on a good night’s sleep! —Kate Hogan


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Tiff on

I am on his side!

Belsey on

Hilarious! Nice to have a celebrity couple arguing over what all “the rest of us” argue over!

Lindsay on

Lol so funny! I’d be taking those pillows back to the expensive a** pillow store too!

Lynn on

Really?? The “rest of us” don’t have $3,000 to spend on throw pillows let alone argue over them! We live in the “real” world, not the celebrity one.

D on

Seriously? They should be ashamed there are people out there that can not feed their children. Who cares about their pillow issues. They should return the pillows and donate the money to a food pantry!

G on

they donate alot of money to charity already…..they’re normal people too they just have more money. and we’d all like have their amount of money if we could too.

Devon on

Wow! D & Lynn, can you all be any more self righteous? They make a lot more money than most people do and they can spend it on whatever they want to. They aren’t required to give any money to charity if they don’t want to. Nicole & Joel do a lot for the less fortunate but if they want to spend $3000 on pillows, let them. It’s their money.

Kit on

Oh please, who are we to police how people spend their own dang money!?

I too hope that they also donate a nice chunk of change to worthy causes (and who’s to say they don’t?); but it’s their money and they can spend it how they want.

Proportionately, their $3,000 on pillows is like our $30 pillows and no one sneeze at that.

P.S. my spouse and I just spent $400 on six pillows for our bed. We did in fact, sneeze several times, and saved for nearly a year [using our change jars] to buy them because we thought they were so extravagant – but boy, are they were it. We’ve never slept so well!

Bippy on

I’m on his side also..They do donate a lot of money and time to the needy, so as has already been mentioned, if they (umm she) wants to spend that much money on pillows, let them (her)..haha

TB on

$3,000 for pillows? I have to admit that i’m on his side for this.

Krizt on

It’s her hard earned money she can buy her pillow anywhere she pleases. If she wants expensive pillows and can still afford to feed her kids and pay her bills then thats her business. If he doesn’t like the type of pillows he doesn’t have to sleep on them.

Kelis on

Doesn’t matter how much they make, but it seems like he works very hard to earn with all the touring he does. Nicole needs to appreciate that more. Just keep the money & invest it. You never know what’s going to happen in the future.

Lisa on

I’m on his side too!

Just My Opinion on

Buckwheat Hust Pillows are the best! You can mold them for neck support, and it will be the exact same way when you wake. They are also very cool in temperture also, if your one that sweat during the night.

Erica on

From a person who does like to sleep on very nice pillows (and sheets for that matter) I say spend the $3k. If I could, I would! They make the $$$ to do it, then they should damn well do it!

cclovely on

I think it is cute and they can do what they want with their money. They make enough and they donate enough so what is the problem? Go Nicole!!! lol

Pat on

Why should they be ashamed? It’s all relative. $3,000 pillows to them probably equate to $30 pillows to me! But I would be p*ssed if someone returned my $30 pillows while I was away in Paris buying $30,000 outfits!! Leave her pillows alone, Joel!

Ann T on

I’m on his side, but if I was Nichole I’d be avoiding his calls too. $3000 for pillows. I wish I had $30 for pillows.

Miriam on

I dont see anything wrong in that as they can afford it and they are nice couple that givse to charity always, bot in kind and money. Americans please, to them it was like spending $30 on pillow, who knows we all can do the same if we can afford it. Love you Mr & Mrs Madden. Beautiful family.Stay blessed.

Denver on

a little perspective: half the world doesn’t have a toilet – or decent water. $3000 could drill a well that a village could share.

a on

It’s not their job to save the whole world, people. I’m sure if you ever made that kind of money every single extra cent would be given away, right? How much do you donate now? If they donate a certain percentage shouldn’t you if you’re going to complain about how others spend money?

Kiki on

Nicole deserves $3,000 pillows.

RG on

$3000.00 for pillows?!?!?!?!?! WOOOW! They crack me up, normal folks here. Husband getting upset with the missus over spending too much money on silly things. Classic!!!

Nicci on

The day that he got into a fight with Nicole I actually met Joel he was just walking around Best Buy in King of Prussia,PA lol. He was nice and really funny.

Jan on

Cute Twitter chat, but I hope for their sake that this doesn’t spell trouble on down the road. It’s all cute in the beginning. Though they’ve been together a while before getting married, so he should know what to expect at least. I do think Target has pillows that are just fine, so I’m with Joel on this one.

Rity on

WOW… I love Nicole but I must admit that I am going with TEAM JOEL this time. I bet those Target pillows are even better looking than the pricey ones. on

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Jennifer on

Hey Nicole and Joel I am an unemployed mom who lost her job. Give me the thousands of $$$ you spend on pillows so I can feed my kids. Give me a break you spoiled rich brats(at least Nicole has she ever worked or just been given everything. I wish I was adopted by a star)

Jon on

Hahahaha, so funny, I’m definitely on Joel’s side in this one, sorry Nicole! I’m glad Russell Brand was ready to be tamed by Marriage! Miranda Lambert looks great on The April Issue of Redbook’s Magazine!

Jon on

I’m glad Serena Williams feels lucky to be Alive!

Marky on

Jennifer, is there some reason why someone who doesn’t even know you should give you thousands of dollars, instead of you going out and finding another job? I know it’s not always easy, but honestly, these 2 donate a great deal to various good charities, and the idea that they should hand over money to every one without investigation is ridiculous. Some of you need to do some investigating before you start criticizing others for what they do. As far as Nicole working; she does, and she has a right to spend whatever money she has on whatever she pleases. This is the USA, not North Korea, for goodness’ sake. She seems to have a pretty level head on her shoulders, and should be congratulated on how she has matured instead of being under a microscope for every dime she spends, even though she donates money to worthy causes.

Karen on

I know from experience that buying cheap pillows are waste of money! You just keep buying them and them mash down really quick! If they have the money…which they do and she wants to buy good pillows, who are we to judge what they spend their money on? Besides she makes her own money!

Sunshine on

Dear Nicole and Joel, I love pillows. We have a TON in our home. They are the “stuffed animals” for grown up girls! I have a mix of Target and Pottery Barn pillows in my home, which are of the decorative type. For sleeping, I recommend Bloomingdale’s white sales. That is where I have had my success!

Katie on

LOL! Very cute tiff!!! I’m going Team Joel here. Put your foot down, take those pillows back and get some nice ones from Target!

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Alicia on

They should do what they want with their own money, it’s not our business.

By the same token, they should not blab about it, it’s just in poor taste.

I am happy for anyone who has blessings, just be a humble, it will do you a world of good. :-)

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Monique Diplock on

bahahha thats awesome, funny, go joel get rid of them pillows and give the money to charity lmao

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