Columbus Short's Wife Files Restraining Order Against Former 'Scandal' Star

The star has had a challenging few years

Photo: Source: Karrine Steffans/Instagram

The wife of Columbus Short has reportedly filed a temporary restraining order against the former Scandal star.

A judge granted Karrine Steffans a temporary restraining order against her husband Monday, TMZ reports. Short was ordered to move out of the couple’s home, the site reports. In the restraining order, Steffans alleges Short once kicked their bedroom door down in a drunken rage and in a separate incident threatened her 18-year-old son.

A rep for Short did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but he told TMZ the allegations were false.

The report of the restraining order comes one week after Steffans posted a now-deleated Instagram photo accusing Short of cheating. The post showed her kicking him out of their home.

In the post, Steffans, 37, wrote “Somebody come get @officialcshort cheating ass and all his s—.” She also posted a video of Short’s belongings strewn throughout the house.

Short responded with a series of tweets, in which he wrote “it’s unfortunate that way things end up.”

“It ain’t the first time I’ve been homeless,” he tweeted. “But will definitely be the last!! When it’s all said and done stand strong stand tall.”

Short, 33, wed Steffans quietly last year, according to an Instagram post Steffans shared last year. However, Short told TMZ Tuesday the couple were not officially married.

Short has had a tumultuous few years. He was previously wed to Tuere Tanee Short. She filed for divorce in April 2014. She was granted a temporary restraining order at the time, according to documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. Short was fired from Scandal shortly after the divorce filing.

In 2014 year, Short told Access Hollywood Live that substance abuse was to blame for his problems.

“I’ll be candid. I was struggling with drugs, I had a lot on my plate, and you know, I was using unhealthy ways to kind of self-medicate and deal with a lot of heavy duty stuff in my life,” Short said.

Last September, Short plead no contest to punching a man out at a restaurant in L.A. in 2014. The actor did not get jail time, but was sentenced to three years formal probation, 60 days of community service and was ordered to attend and complete 26 anger management classes.

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