Columbus Short was flush with cash before he got canned from "Scandal" -- banking nearly $65K an episode -- but was a cheapskate when it came to buying jewelry for his wife ... according to his wife.
His soon-to-be-ex, Tanee Short filed new docs in their nasty divorce ... in which she says Columbus earned more than $2.3 million over the last 3.5 years ... the biggest chunk of that from "Scandal" -- which paid him $64,900 per show.
She also claims he raked in an average of 10 grand a pop for nightclub appearances.
Tanee says she's unemployed and lists very limited assets -- some gym equipment and a couple of pieces of jewelry ... a watch and the wedding ring Columbus gave her, worth $3,500.
Tanee was awarded a whopping $17,005 a month in spousal support ... and another $4,595 in child support back in May -- but those numbers could be adjusted, up or down, once the court gets updated financial info.