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'The Dog Whisperer' Cesar Millan and wife divorcing after 16 years

June 7, 2010 | 11:12 am

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"The Dog Whisperer" star Cesar Millan and his wife, Illusion, have decided to divorce after 16 years together.

"The decision was made after much consideration and time," says a brief note from the couple that was posted on Millan's website Friday. "We remain caring friends, and are fully committed to the co-parenting of our two boys."

Illusion Millan, who filed for divorce Friday, is seeking primary custody of sons Calvin and Andre, with visitation rights for and spousal support from Cesar, People magazine reports.

Cesar Millan suffered another personal blow in February: the death at age 16 of pit bull Daddy, his loyal companion.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Cesar Millan arrives with sons Andre, left, and Calvin at the premiere of "The Back-up Plan" in Westwood on April 21. Credit: Gabriel Buoys / AFP/Getty Images

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