Millan also reflects in detail on the impact his hectic travel schedule had on his family life, and the darkest time in his life. While in England three years ago, he received a call from his wife telling him she wanted a divorce. "It was hard, because I wasn't expecting it," he says. "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."
But the story doesn't end there. Cesar courageously pulls himself out of the dark time, and for the first time talks about finding new love and renewed personal balance.
"I have known Cesar for a long time, but watching this biography left me with an entirely new appreciation for his accomplishments," says
, executive vice president and general manager of Nat Geo WILD. "It's rare when someone with his level of celebrity is willing to completely open up and share the struggle and hardship it took to find success and happiness. Cesar doesn't hold anything back, and I'm certain our audience will feel even closer to him for it."
"Everything I am, I learned in
. And everything that I became, I learned in
the United States
. They both facilitated something very important for me," adds Millan at the end of the hour. "I think my life has everything, you know, it has comedy … has drama … has action. 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."
Cesar Millan: The Real Story
is produced for Nat Geo WILD by Partisan Pictures. For Partisan Pictures, senior producer is
and executive producer is
. For Nat Geo WILD, executive producer is
, senior vice president of development and production is
Janet Han Vissering
, and executive vice president and general manager is
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