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Cesar Millan talks about attempted suicide in documentary [video]

USA TODAY

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 Ces’Ari Garcia Delmuro

Born and raised in southern California to Mexican-American parents, Ces'Ari pronounced Chez-ah-ree, has always had a passion for learning a little bit of everything while maintaining close cultural ties. She graduated the University of California, Irvine with campus wide and political science honors attached to her B.A. in Political Science. The honors titles came from completing a senior thesis on the shared infrastructure between the United States and Mexico. Rather than jumping straight into law school after graduation, she decided to first give back to a community that had similar demographics to her own and thus, joined Teach For America (TFA) and relocated to Arizona during the height of SB 1070 tensions. While in TFA, Ces'Ari earned her M. Ed. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Science from Arizona State University and completed research on HB 2281, the ethnic studies ban in Arizona. The injustices that the Latino community faces propels Ces'Ari toward furthering her education as a means of gaining a louder voice to speak on behalf of the Latino community. She is currently studying for the LSAT and plans on attending law school in fall 2013. You can find more of Ces'Ari's writing on her personal blog.

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Comments

  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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