Josephine Skriver was born on April 14, 1993 in Copenhagen, Denmark to an IT analyst mother and marine biologist father. She has a younger brother, Oliver. Both her parents were gay and as such, both the children were conceived through IVF. Being an IVF child meant nothing for her, but time and again, society pointed out to the fact and made her feel ‘different’. Skriver’s family was broadminded, both her parents openly accepting and talking about their sexual stance rather than keeping it in the wraps. Her lesbian mother and gay father married their respective partners which gave her an additional set of parents whom she adorned. Instead of calling them step parents, she called them ‘bonus’ parents.