On January 27, 1952 she was arrested by Burbank, California police on a charge of disturbing the peace. Her sister, Dorothy Nemetz, of Whittier, California, was taken into custody at the same time, when the two women struggled with John H. Wills, estranged husband of Jean Wills. The argument concerned the custody of the couple's daughter, Ginger, then age 2. On February 13, 1952 three complaints related to the family fight were dismissed by the Burbank Municipal Court. Jean and John Wills were reconciled and abandoned divorce proceedings. The Wills resided at 525 North Avon Street in Burbank.
- Model Arrested in Disturbance, Los Angeles Times, January 28, 1952, pg. 1.
- Complaints Involving Beauty Queen Dropped, Los Angeles Times, February 14, 1952, p.A2.
- Couple Make Up To Protect Child, Los Angeles Times, February 7, 1952, pg. A1.