There was concern that he was being exploited by his parents. Rumors of exploitation were furthered when the Lemoine family opened La Ferme de Jordy (Jordy's Farm), a children's tourist attraction which was a financial failure. Jordy insisted that the farm was his idea. After the farm's failure, the French government banned Jordy's music from radio and television to protect him from exploitation. In 1996 Jordy's parents divorced; he returned to school and was later emancipated.
As a teenager, Jordy appeared on the second season of the French television show La Ferme Célébrités 2 on April 30, 2005, his first public appearance in almost 10 years. He was the show's final winner on June 28, 2005.
On February 28, 2006 he released his first new single in 12 years, "Je t'apprendrai" and began performing in the band Jordy & the Dixies.