8:29 pm - 11/15/2012

Cesar Millan Reveals Suicide Attempt Following Dog's Death and Divorce


Cesar Millan has a new show and is feeling like a top dog again—but two years ago he had given up on life.

An upcoming Nat Geo Wild documentary reveals that the Dog Whisperer star attempted suicide in 2010 following the death of his beloved pit bull, Daddy, and the breakup of his 16-year marriage.

"It was hard, because I wasn't expecting it," he says of the divorce from wife Ilusion, with whom he has two sons. "I went into a big depression. I lost a lot of weight. And I felt that I lost the most important thing, which was my family."

After surviving an overdose later that year, Millan says in the special, airing Nov. 25, that he eschewed medication and regained control of his life through exercise and work.

He also has a new love in his life, Jahira Dar, and is thinking about proposing—but he has to ask her parents first.

"I know they are going to say yes, but I like the whole Cinderella story," he says.

"I think my life has everything, you know, it has comedy has drama has action," Millan says. "I don't know about the ending yet. I'm just glad I can tell the story. Hopefully people get inspired, they get motivated. It doesn't matter where you come from. Really what I would like for people to get out of this is just to not lose hope, no matter what happens. You should never lose hope."

Next up, Leader of the Pack, which filmed in Spain, premieres on Nat Geo Wild in January.

_tasty 16th-Nov-2012 03:49 am (UTC)
my condolences. I don't even know if i could handle something like that.

we also live in an apt complex so that is always my first fear, but once she finished all her shots at 5 months i felt a lot better.

did your sister get her puppy all it's parvo shots before the outbreak happened? that's so scary.
shadwrayvn 16th-Nov-2012 03:53 am (UTC)
no sadly she didnt & we feared for my dogs too since they became buddies. I swear her pitbull didnt realize he was a pit & not a chihuahua like our dogs. We found out about the outbreak a few days ago from a neighbor while walking our dogs. She lost one of her dogs too.
_tasty 16th-Nov-2012 03:57 am (UTC)
if you still haven't vaccinated your dog, i strongly suggest you do. parvo was very rampant this year and many other owners are not careful with pet waste and can spread it even more!
shadwrayvn 16th-Nov-2012 04:07 am (UTC)
They both are but im just so paranoid something will happen you know?
dior 16th-Nov-2012 06:56 am (UTC)
if you vaccinate correctly, you're fine
if you don't vaccinate correctly and take your dog out, you're not fine. parvo is everywhere and pits are like the #1 breed to get it
shadwrayvn 16th-Nov-2012 08:04 am (UTC)
I did but I'm a bit of a germaphobe & always freak over stuff like this all the time.
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