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Cesar Millan talks about attempted suicide in documentary [video]


November 25, Cesar Millan’s documentary airs on Nat Geo Wild. For a man who came to the United States as an undocumented Mexican, his rise to international stardom is quite impressive. The trailer demonstrates Millan’s humility and gratefulness for all that he has achieved.

Millan is in good spirits compared to 2010. Life was not as kind to Millan that year. The 43-year-old had been on top of the world up until 2010, as he trained celebrity clients’ dogs, had a hit television show, and became an advocate for bully breeds.So what knocked the “Dog Whisperer” off of his throne?

According to Millan’s blog, the passing of his 16-year-old pit bull and the divorce from his wife of 16 years, made him hit the lowest low he had ever felt. The National Geographic documentary is being made a big deal due to the fact that Millan opens up in depth about 2010. He states that the emotional emptiness he felt was so great that he attempted suicide. Two years later, Millan is now in a better place with a new relationship, foundation, and 100% ownership of his website.

About Adriana Villavicencio

Dr. Adriana Villavicencio is the youngest child of Ecuadorian immigrants. She has moved 29 times in her life, taking her on a journey from California to Bangalore, India, and New York City, where she recently earned a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and works as a Research Associate at New York University. An avid traveler, Adriana has collected experiences in four different continents and 16 different countries. But as a former high school English teacher, some of her fondest memories are those of her brilliant and brilliantly funny students in Brooklyn and Oakland. Adriana has contributed to several publications including the Daily News and, and is a managing editor for the Journal of Equity in Education. She earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English Education at Columbia University, and currently serves on the board of Columbia’s Latino Alumni Association (LAACU). She enjoys scary movies with red vines, Sauvignon Blanc, and her Maltese dog, Napoleon.

To learn more about Adriana’s education consulting company, please visit

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be understood to be shared by Being Latino, Inc.


  1. Stay strong.

  2. This story disturbs me. I really enjoy his tv show and i respect him for his work to protect our defenseless creatures. Hope he bounces back better than ever.

  3. You are a very strong man.. You do wonderful work taking care of the dogs… I owe it to you on what I have learned on your teachings when it comes to my own dogs at home.. God bless You always..

  4. So sad to hear this…your such an inspiration to people! I pray that God brings peace to your heart.

  5. Sad to hear about his lowest point because I’ve been there too. Glad he’s come back in a positive way. It’s those low times that shapes us and make us stronger than ever.

  6. This is so sad and we all go through it at some point..praying has helped me find peace! God Bless Him!! I love the love he has for dogs..awesome!

  7. So sad to hear this!..but on another note…If he was able to talk to dogs but not his ex!…

  8. Thank you Cesar. Dios te bendiga. Siga adelante. Todo se puede con Cristo. Ten fe

  9. i lost my dog of 14 yrs,we went thru a lot,i know how he feels losing his dog

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