Cesar Millan, star of National Geographic’s The Dog Whisperer, proposed to his long-time girlfriend, Jahira Dar, who is an actress and stylist. The two were slated to vacation in Spain, but Millan surprised her with a trip to Greece, where he popped the question.

He got down on one knee at the Orizontes Restaurant in Athens, where a violinist played in the background. It was a special moment for the couple, as they dated for six years prior to the engagement.

“I wanted the proposal to be special and to surprise her, so I spent months planning our trip to Greece — I am still proud of myself that I never gave it away!” Millan tells Us Weekly.

He was ecstatic that Dar said yes. She helped him through a rough patch, after his pitbull terrier, Daddy, died in February 2010 and his previous wife, Illusión Millan, filed for divorce. In May that year, he attempted suicide.

“Jahira came into my life at just the right time. She was instrumental in helping me rebuild my life and my family after my divorce and break from The Dog Whisperer television show,” Millan told Us. “She is compassionate, gentle, instinctual, spiritual, intelligent, fun, strong, adventurous and loving. She embodies the principles that I prize the most — honesty, integrity and loyalty. On top of all of that, she loves dogs and Mother Nature just as much as I do. After six amazing years together, I am so happy I asked her to be my wife. Thankfully, she said yes! My pack is complete!”

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