"Someone wrote that my wife was tweeting at a funeral," the Emmy winner tweeted following the service in New York City that he and wife Hilaria Baldwin attended for the Sopranos star, who suffered a fatal heart attack June 19.
"Hey. That's not true," Baldwin insisted. "But I'm gonna tweet at your funeral."
Way to stick to a theme.
Hilaria also denied the accusation, kicked up by London's Daily Mail, tweeting (around the same time that her husband was sticking up for her), "FYI I don't believe in bringing phones into a funeral and I never did and I never would."
The Mail begged to differ, however, mapping out a timeline of Hilaria's tweets from today and insisting that she wrote, "What did you do for your first wedding anniversary? What did you give your partner? Ours is coming up!" during Gandolfini's funeral.
At 10:17 a.m., she wrote, "The circle of life is unbelievable--birth, life, death... Please take care of yourselves as life is fragile. Rest in Peace Jimmy."
The anniversary tweet is marked 11:09 a.m.
Baldwin had tweeted at 9:53 a.m.: "The end of THE SOPRANOS has a different meaning to me now. Rest in Peace, Jimmy."
But we all know our smart phones play tricks on us sometimes (dropping service at will, delaying text delivery, failing to latch on to a network, etc.), so timestamps mean so little these days.
This evening, Hilaria also tweeted: "I don't know what hurts more: people randomly and maliciously writing lies about you, or the people who actually believe them."
Anyway, the Baldwins joined longtime Gandolfini friends, family and colleagues such as Edie Falco, David Chase, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Lorraine Bracco, Michael Imperioli, Joe Pantoliano, Tony Sirico, Steve Buscemi, Julianna Margulies, NBC News' Brian Williams and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in honoring the late actor.
"I tried to write a traditional eulogy, but it came out like bad TV. So I'm writing you this letter and I'm hoping it's better," Chase, who created The Sopranos and directed Gandolfini in Not Fade Away, said at the funeral at Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Manhattan. "But it is being done to and for an audience, so we'll give the funny opening a try. I hope it is funny. It is to me; I know it is to you."
He proceeded to share anecdotes about his time working with Gandolfini on their iconic mob drama and celebrated the passionate man the actor was off-camera as well.
A eulogy definitely worth tweeting about. You know, afterward.