Josie became best friends with Alex Danvers at the age of eight. In high school, she also befriended Vicki Donahue. Josie, Alex, and Vicki were all part of the popular clique in high school. Despite being Alex's friend, Josie was dismissive of her adoptive sister Kara as well as less popular students such as Kenny Li.
At some point after turning 17, Josie entered into an illegal love affair with her history teacher, Samuel Bernard, which was outed after the death of Kenny, who discovered it.
When Alex confronted Josie over her illicit affair, she insisted that Samuel loved her and was innocent of Kenny's murder. After Alex reported their relationship to the authorities, Samuel was arrested for statutory rape. Once Josie's parents learned the truth, she lost their trust and was grounded until college. Due to Alex's betrayal, Josie then rejected her out of spite, ending their friendship for good.
At some point in 2017, Josie (presumably) resumed his relationship with Samuel (after he was released from prison for having an affair with a minor; which was illegal at the time) if she had not moved on from him; prior to Samuel's release from prison. It is very likely that Josie is still on bad terms with Alex, her ex-best friend; due to the latter's betrayal years earlier.
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