Dog Whisperer Headed for Divorce


In best-selling books and on his hit National Geographic Channel show, Cesar Millan transforms the most unruly and ill-mannered dogs into loving family pets. His uncanny ability has earned him the title of the Dog Whisperer. In his own life, maybe Millan should have visited the Marriage Whisperer to get divorce advice in Pasadena. After 16 years of marriage, Millan's wife, Illusion, filed for divorce last week in Los Angeles court. According to court documents, Mrs. Millan is seeking primary physical custody of the couple's two children. The papers cite "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the divorce.

News of the split came from Millan's popular Cesar's Way website. In a message to fans, he wrote, "We are sad to announce that after 16 years of marriage we have decided to file for divorce. The decision was made after much consideration and time. We remain caring friends, and are fully committed to the co-parenting of our two boys."

Cesar Millan grew up in Mexico in a small town. There, he often was teased with the nickname "dog boy" in reference to his ever-present canine companions. Millan had a dream of becoming a famous dog trainer, so he headed to Los Angeles with $100 in his pocket. More than 20 years later, Millan has built a multi-million-dollar dog training empire that includes four best-selling books, his wildly popular cable television series, a product line for animals, a national seminar series and a magazine. Millan also boasts a list of celebrity clients like Jada Pinkett-Smith, Kathy Griffin, Denise Richards and Oprah Winfrey, who has featured him as a guest on her talk show. Cesar and Illusion also a run a non-profit organization for animals in Los Angeles.

When it comes to families with business and financial ties like the Millans, it is important to seek out our own "Divorce Whisperers" to help us sort out what otherwise could be a messy task. Contact one of our family lawyers in Pasadena today.