Dancer-turned-actor Columbus Short is heading for divorce after eight years of marriage.

The Scandal star's second wife, Tanee MCCall-Short, filed papers in a Los Angeles court last week (ends13Sep13), citing 9 September (13) as the couple's official date of separation.

She is seeking sole custody of their baby daughter, Ayala, and has asked Short to provide spousal support and cover her legal fees.

It's Short's second failed union - his previous marriage to Brandi, the mother of his young son, ended in 2003.