Cesar Millan, the dog whisperer himself, may be on top of the world with a new love, Jahira Dar, and a new show, Leader of the Pack, to be released on Nat Geo Wild in January, but it wasn't always so easy. Just two years ago, following the dissolution of his 16-year marriage and the death of his dog, Daddy, Millan was contemplating suicide.

"It was hard, because I wasn't expecting it," Millan said about his divorce from former wife Illusion, with whom he has two sons, reports E! Online. "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," he said about the period before he attempted a drug overdose and survived.

But Millan has learned from his struggles. "I think my life has everything, you know, it has comedy has drama has action," he said. "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."

Milan is even thinking about proposing to his current girlfriend, but he wants to go the traditional route and ask her parents first. "I like the whole Cinderella story," he said.

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