[Exclusive] Columbus Short and Karrine Steffans Never Actually Got Married — His Previous Divorce Is Still Pending [Documents]

Karrine Steffans put her ‘husband’ Columbus Short all the way on blast earlier this week for allegedly cheating on her.

Infidelity aside, it turns out these two aren’t even really married — despite going through great lengths to convince us otherwise.

Update: Karrine took to Instagram this afternoon to share a partially obscured marriage certificate. The certificate does have Columbus’ name on it and suggests his previous marriage dissolved on 3/23 (of some year) — which isn’t true. It’s a little odd she’s chosen not to share the part of the certificate with her name on it.

Even if the license is ‘real,’ their marriage isn’t valid nor recognized by the state.

Drug and alcohol addiction is a serious issue that affects families and marriages worldwide. It breeds violence and lies, resentment and hate. It hurts. I love my husband and as always, I will and do forgive him for all his poor decisions. Some addicts refuse treatment at the urging of family and friends when done in private, and only seek help when brought to task publicly–when the public charade has been unveiled. Sometimes, this is the only way to save a life. My husband’s issues have been public knowledge for years, and yes, I chose love him anyway. It is my sincerest hope that @officialcshort gets the professional help he needs and I will be there to support him when or if he does. With or without this license, he is my husband. As embarrassing and humiliating as this time is, it may be necessary. No radio interview he gives can negate the facts. There are photos, audio and police records that point to the truth, all of which I keep closely guarded. My hope is that I never feel the need to defend myself publicly against his public rants, accusations, half truths, and lies, for these are the traits of an addict and those dealing with mental illness. He is a wonderful man. He truly is. But even the greatest of men lose their way when substances are involved. I pray I can find the high road and take it, now. I will not disparage him any further. It has been difficult to keep private matters private when I have been afraid for my physical well-being time and time again. Some secrets kill in more ways than one. But, there is help available to us. I choose to take the help and I am praying he finally does the same. My love stands, no matter what he says and does. Thank you to all who have supported us and I apologize for our public displays. They’re gross. But there is a sickness here that needs to be healed and prayer alone hasn’t been enough. @officialcshort, I love you and I hope to see you on the other side of this. I hope we are stronger and better as individuals, no matter the state of our union. Be well.

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Not only are they NOT legally married, Columbus’ divorce from soon-to-be-ex-wife Tanee Short is still pending as of last week, according to court documents still being filed.

If that’s not enough, check out these signed documents from Columbus himself requesting a separate divorce trial dated 2/3/16.

If he and Karrine LEGALLY got married a few months ago, how could this be?

Someone call Ms. Pope. We’ve been bamboozled.

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8 ???? Good morning. I believe in love and the power of prayer. I have seen both work in my life over the past 15 years, while being mentored by a phenomenal spiritual teacher and life coach. I’ve been given tools that help me deal with life’s pressures (past and present) with ease and grace, never getting stuck, never wallowing or even caring very much. God is in control. So, I use these tools daily and everyday, my faith is renewed. He truly works all things for His good…and mine! That being said, the best reaction to adversity is oftentimes no reaction at all. Also, it’s best to recognize the difference between responding and reacting. But no matter what we do, we must do it with love–and not just for the other person–but love for ourselves and for God. That brings me to marriage. All our lives, we hear that marriage is “hard work,” and I’ve always despised the terminology. It gives people very little hope and says nothing about the joys of marriage, of which there are so many. I don’t think marriage is “hard,” and I would cringe if I overheard my husband saying being married to me is “hard.” And I’m not all that keen on the word “work,” either. It has the spirit of arduous duty and displeasure. But, marriage does take constant tending and not everyday will be a great one, a good one, or even a halfway decent one. Some days just fucking suck–and it’s not always because you’re married or married to the wrong person–life just fucking sucks sometimes! But don’t get stuck there. Love your way out of those bad days. Pray for eachother and always remember to love yourself more than anyone else because that love will save you every time and it will always cover the multitude. Good luck! #MeetTheShorts

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Date night out with the hubs @officialcshort. #MeetTheShorts

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I understand fandom and the obsession that comes with it, as well as the average person’s inability to move forward in life. While I have never been anyone’s fan, nor have I ever been stuck in the past, as a student of Psychology, I understand both mechanisms and why they exist for a vast majority of the population, including most of the people who have interviewed me over the years. They always ask me about Lil’ Wayne and it must be as annoying for you as it is for me. However, in my business, it’s not a great idea to refuse to answer questions everywhere you go, especially while on a promotional tour. So, instead of being a jerk about it, I do my best to answer questions with tact. In April 2015, I recorded an interview with @vladTV that was released in many parts beginning that June. Naturally, Vlad had a lot of questions about Wayne. What you won’t see from that interview is when I asked Vlad why he (and others) asked me SO MANY questions about Wayne; he said it was b/c Wayne no longer does interviews. I understand that when someone isn’t around to tell their own story, others will tell it for them, which is why I opt to always tell my own and, as you know, Wayne had been a part of that story since 2007. However, I have not seen or spoken to Wayne since 2014. It is now 2016. My comments about always running back to him were about my 1st marriage in 2008 and my 2nd in 2011. No, I was not going to be faithful to unfaithful husbands, regardless, and I was more than happy to divorce both those people because of it. In another @vladTV clip from that same interview, I plainly stated THAT relationship changed and I have NOT been around Wayne since before my relationship. But, naturally, that clip got less play than the other and it’s hard to keep up with a million little clips. I understand. But, no need to obsess about it anymore, you guys. It’s over, been over, and I know the both of us have no intentions of ever going back, under any circumstances, ever. Never. Personal branding matters to me most at this point and stage in my literary and collegiate career, so it’s important to be clear about certain issues, not for fans but the entities that hire me.????

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