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Columbus Short Divorce

'Scandal' Made My Cheapskate Husband Rich

8/3/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Columbus Short Salary
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.

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funkybarfly    

This is the biggest news ever TMZ!

47 days ago
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ThugLife0468    

How about shes gets off her lazy ass a gets a job? He shouldn't have to pay her ****.

47 days ago
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Jordan    

Columbus moved to Barbados to get away from Paying Alimony and Child Support.

47 days ago
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travy    

Im sure she lived pretty well when she was w/him no she wants to complain about jewelry!!! Get over it! Go find another rich person #golddiggers

47 days ago
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Ray8    

Spousal support is taxable while child support is not on her part. Kinda dumb to have such a high taxable income figure when it does not have to be.

46 days ago
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mike    

Get a prenup always. They're are very few women in this world who don't walk around with a false sense of entitlement.

46 days ago
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prettynikki    

Looks like she won't be getting the child support either since he's hiding out in Barbados like a coward.

46 days ago
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Just Jay    

She's awarded $250k a year tax free and can sit in her butt. Stop complaining and worry that he has left the country and she may never see a dime.

46 days ago
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erryg    

Typical lazy bitch who married a man won't work and try to get his money. Get a job ****

46 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Columbus Short Bus

46 days ago
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You Don't Know    

I don't think she was complaining about not having anything when they were married, but now it's a problem? Woman, you don't need to bring up bs to make him look worse, he does that on his own. What you need to do is realize you are a functioning human being & get a job. Set a better example for your kid & don't blame the father for everything.

46 days ago
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The Maharincess of Franistan    

She'd better get a plan B because this BUM is determined not to do much of anything.

46 days ago
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Matt m    

He should have to pay for the kid screw the spousal support. The chick can get a job

46 days ago
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MP    

She probably should have just left him & filed for divorce. Now that his career is over she's not getting nearly that much money...

46 days ago
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hotbitch    

Gym equipment and some jewelry...smh. Ladies, this is why you should always make your own money!!! She's a grown woman w/o a pot to piss in.

46 days ago
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