Mervi Tapola: Matti Nykanen’s Wife (Photos, Video)

August 25, 2010

Meet Mervi Tapola also known as Mervi Tapola Nykanen. She is former Finnish Ski jumper Matti Nykunen’s wife or maybe Ex-wife. It was Mervi who was brutally beaten by her hubby, but wouldn’t you like to know all about that incident and about her? So check out the story below and don’t miss the photos and video.

Mervi Tapola

For many women to get married to a sexy, talented athlete sounds pretty hot, but for Mervi Tapola things were not like she expected them to be when she married the famous Finnish Olympic skier.

Mervi Tapola Nykunen was born on February 14th, 1954 making this her age of 56 years old, she was born and raised in the beautiful city of Tampere Finland. It was since her city grew to be one of the biggest market cities in Finland that her family came up with the idea of creating the Tapolan Sausage Factory and their famous black sausage also known as mustamakkara. Today Tapolan Sausage is one of Finland’s most famous and recognizable businesses in their area.

Mervi met the athlete in July 1999 when he went to her house to visit her brother, they soon got engaged a month later and married almost a year and a half later. The first time they had a terrible and violent fight was even before they got married, it was actually at a vacation trip apparently in Thailand. She obtained a temporary restraining order against him.

They got married in 2001 and got a divorce in 2003, then again they got married in 2004 and had filed for divorce over 14 times ever since.

It was rumored that during the time they had been married, allegedly alcohol and drugs had been present in their household, add to this the violence and even suicide attempts. He stabbed her first in 2004 and was sent to jail, then again in 2006 for assaulting Mervi.

Last Christmas Eve Mervi and her hubby were at their home and apparently both were drunk, but it was then when her husband allegedly attacked her with a kitchen knife and tried to strangle her with a bathrobe belt. She managed to run away and find help at a neighbor’s house where she later called the police. He was arrested while she was taken to Tampere University Hospital where she was treated for her injuries, you can pictures of Mervi Tapola’s injuries here.

He was released later and was ordered to stay away from his wife. On August 24th, 2010 Mervi’s husband was convicted for attacking her, sentenced to 16 months in jail and must pay her $13,000 in damages and legal fees.

What do you think of this story? What can you tell us about her? Check out Mervi Tapola’s photos and videos below.

Mervi Tapola Nykanen

Mervi Tapola Pictures

Mervi Tapola Nykagen Video

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One Response to “Mervi Tapola: Matti Nykanen’s Wife (Photos, Video)”

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    Miriam Says:

    Hope she divorce him for real this time