Los Angeles, CA-The celebrity divorce round up this week includes a long-overdue divorce for comedians Will Arnett and Amy Poehler and a restraining order for “Scandal” star Columbus Short.
Comedian will Arnett, 43, finally filed for divorce from funny woman Amy Poehler after the couple separated almost 18 months ago. His official filing in Los Angeles Court last week cites “irreconcilable differences,” as the reason for ending the couple’s nine year marriage.
Arnett’s and Poehler’s dissolution is not likely to get contentious; he’s seeking joint physical custody of their two sons ages 3 and 5 and visitation rights, TMZ reported.
As TMZ pointed out this is Arnett’s second divorce and Poehler’s first. They have allegedly moved on and Arnett has been tied to Billy Joel’s ex-wife Katie Lee. Meanwhile, rumor has it Poehler is dating fellow comedian Nick Kroll.
Arnett and Poehler wed in 2003 and have both enjoyed successful careers in comedy television. Arnett starred in cult classic “Arrested Development.” Poehler stars in the wildly popular “Parks and Recreation.”
While it appears to be smooth sailing for the Arnett and Poehler, “Scandal” star Columbus Short’s divorce is heating up and he allegedly threatened to kill his wife. Now she has filed a restraining order against him.
The restraining order obtained by TMZ states that Short, who plays Harrison Wright in the ABC drama, put a knife to his estranged wife Tanee McCall’s throat, and threatened to kill her and himself after coming home intoxicated on April 7th.
McCall alleges that her husband came into their bedroom with a wine bottle, pretended to hit her with the bottle and poured the contents on her. She said he then began to choke her and began questioning her about the men she is allegedly having affairs with.
McCall denied her husband’s allegations but he responded by grabbing a knife, placing it to her throat and threatened to kill her then himself. She attempted to leave the home but the restraining order alleges he slashed the tires on her car.
Short must move out of the house he shares with his estranged wife and his 2 year-old daughter.
McCall had originally filed for divorce last September, but decided to reconcile with Short and withdrew her request in March. On Tuesday, she resubmitted her divorce request citing “irreconcilable differences” and is seeking custody of their daughter.
This is the third domestic violence charge for Short. According to TMZ, he was previously charged for domestic violence and child abuse after an incident in which he harmed McCall in front of their daughter and his son. He pleaded not guilty for those charges. But he was also arrested for domestic violence a few weeks prior to this latest incident.
These two divorces are polar opposites of each other. One appears to be peaceful with no fighting or finger-pointing while the other is wrought with acrimony. Regardless of whether a divorce ends with no hard feelings or it ends with anger, a divorce attorney will be instrumental in helping a divorcing couple transition into their new lives.