Tyler also had a short romance in the early 50s with Johnny Stompanato, but was divided by a studio executive to break off. He later had an absusive and violent relationship with Lana Turner and got killed by Turner's daughter Cheryl in 1958.
1962 she married James C. Jordan, comedy-writer and director. They son James W. was born 1963. The couple moved to a ranch near Reno, where she appeared in the city's theater.