Mexican American Cesar Millan, might have the magic touch as far as understanding dogs and modifying dog behavior is concerned, but the same cannot be said regarding his talent in understanding woman, specifically his ex-wife, Ilusión!
When Cesar saw TV series like Lassie and Rin Tin Tin, the once poor boy started transforming his poverty stricken life in Mexico into a hugely successful one in the US, as a highly effective dog trainer.
Cesar’s life is an inspirational one for many who look up-to him as their hero. These same folks were then taken aback when in 2010, he announced his divorce from Ilusión Millan. Cesar met his wife, Ilusión Wilson of Mexican-American origin, when she was an attractive 17 year old girl, at an icing rink. They got married in 1994 and had two sons, André and Calvin.
Soon news filtered out that his wife was the one who had filed for divorce and that she had sought spousal support as well as primary physical custody of their two children with visitation rights for their father. The specific details of the divorce agreement included a single payment of US$400,000, monthly spousal payment of US$23,000 and monthly child support of US$10,000.
The one detail that got everyone speculating was the confidentiality clause wherein she allegedly was paid a whopping $400,000 along with $33,000 per month to keep quiet about the details of their personal and intimate life.
This, as one can guess, everyone and his wife started speculating regarding the details that they wanted to hide. The swirling rumours ranged from speculation about Cesar’s sexuality and orientation to one regarding an extra marital affair with another woman!
Actually, 2010 was a bad year for Cesar, for the beginning of the year, in February, saw the tragic death of one of his favourite pets, one whom he often referred to as his mentor, ‘Daddy’, a huge red pit bull dog with a gentle nature. Daddy died at the age of a ripe 16, of cancer. Cesar’s life turned for the worse, when in a sad domino effect, his wife of 16 years filed for divorce only one month after the passing away of his pet and when he was busy touring in Europe. The nail in the coffin was when he discovered that though he was one of the most known TV stars in US, some poor business dealings had left him almost bankrupt and in the May of 2010, he took a combination of pills and attempted suicide.
When Cesar seemed to have lost it all, he rose like a phoenix from the ashes of his life to take charge of not only his professional life, but also his personal life, only to emerge stronger, alive and raring to go.
Two years have passed since his suicide attempt and the present finds him in a much happier space. He is rumored to be planning marriage again, with his girlfriend Jahira Dar. Jahira is a 28 year old beauty of Dominican origin, whom he met at the Dolce & Gabbana store where she was working as a salesperson. In January, Cesar moved in with his girlfriend, Jahira and his younger son, Calvin to a sprawling five bedroom house with a pool.