Varying compliance (VC) is an inevitable parametrical excitation to rolling bearing systems due to time-varying stiffness from rolling element revolution. Period-doubling instability in the VC primary resonances of ball bearing is presented in many studies. Recently, this instability was demonstrated to be a probable indicator of occurrence of strong one to two internal resonances and chaotic motions, which has potential effects on the stability and safety of the bearing-rotor system. However, few studies have directly attempted to suppress this bifurcation instability. Here, a dynamic stiffness evaluating method is presented for assessing the threshold of the period-doubling and complex motions in VC primary resonances of ball bearings, where the elaborate evolution of the bifurcating process is obtained by harmonic balance and alternating frequency/time domain (HB-AFT) method and using Floquet theory. Our analysis indicates that by introducing certain additional stiffness, the period-doubling and corresponding subharmonic internal resonances can be suppressed. Besides, the evolution and mechanism of type I intermittency chaos in ball bearings will be clarified in depth. It is also shown that extensive chaotic motions for large bearing clearances (e.g., 40 μm) can vanish perfectly by action of additional stiffness.