After a long acting career, Van Devere settled down in Broad Beach, Malibu, California with her husband George C. Scott. After five years of living in Broad Beach, Van Devere and George C. Scott moved to Retreat Court, a gated community in Malibu. Finally, when Scott was aged 67 and Van Devere was in her 50s, the couple adopted George D. Scott, the son of Van Devere's brother, George Dressel.
^Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 280. ISBN0-02-542650-8.