Jean-Claude Joly, do you remember him? If you read us regularly, you already know that the emblematic candidate of “Love is in the meadow” killed himself a few days ago. Saturday, June 25, the one who was nicknamed “My Jean-Claude” by Karine Le Marchand, was found hanged in his stable. Since then, rumors have been circulating about the reasons for his acting out. But as the days go by, tongues are loosened and new information has been revealed. Here’s what we know…
The big family of “Love is in the meadow” turned upside down by the death of Jean-Claude Joly
Sensitive and generous, Jean-Claude Joly was a very popular candidate in “Love is in the meadow”. Viewers and the presenter of the show especially appreciated his humor. Present in this sixth edition to meet love, the farmer realized his dream since he fell in love with Maud, one of his two suitors. The two lovebirds got engaged in front of the cameras. They also had a baby girl named Charlotte. Today, this young lady is 8 years old.
The announcement of Jean-Claude Joly’s death shocked all the former candidates of “Love is in the meadow”, but also his presenter and viewers who have not forgotten this emblematic candidate. In his village of La Frénaye, the disappearance of the dairy producer also saddened many inhabitants. Very shortly after his death, a local newspaper announced that the 53-year-old farmer had hanged himself.
His marriage has experienced difficulties
He shared his life with Maud for more than 10 years. This single mother was already the mother of three children when she fell for the portrait of Jean-Claude Joly. Three years after the filming of the sixth edition of “Love is in the meadow”, the lovers expanded their family with the arrival of little Charlotte. But two years later, the couple was talked about for much less cheerful reasons.
Following a complaint from his wife, Jean-Claude Joly was fined for domestic violence. Maud had accused him of kicking her which would have knocked her down. The young woman had also accused him of having abused her teenage son. The farmer grabbed him roughly by the wrist. Jean-Claude has always refuted these accusations. Some time after his conviction, he even said that Maud regretted having filed a complaint against him. Despite all these stories, the parents of little Charlotte have decided to stay together. Thus, they resumed the course of their blended family life.
Jean-Claude Joly was facing financial difficulties
When the press announced that Jean-Claude Joly had committed suicide, many people thought that marital problems were behind this desperate act. However, a relative of the farmer affirms that the cause of his gesture is quite different. Interviewed by local media, residents of La Frénaye assumed that the difficulties of his work were to blame. Indeed, every year farmers end their lives due to financial problems. It would seem that Jean-Claude has also encountered financial difficulties related to his professional activity. One of his relatives confided in particular that the farmer was financially suffocated, that he could no longer meet the needs of his small family.
“Once all his expenses had been paid, he only had 100 euros left a month to support his family” revealed this person close to Jean-Claude Joly before adding that the farmer had been fighting for years to succeed in keeping the accounts of his farm afloat. And since he couldn’t make it anymore, he was exhausted. Indeed, Maud’s husband became depressed and failed to cope with all the difficulties that beset him during all these years of hard work. This is why he made the choice to leave this world. If Jean-Claude Joly no longer has to worry about anything, his wife and daughter will have to continue to move forward without a husband and without a dad.