KimZolciakHusband2.jpgKim Zolciak may laugh off her problems on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but it's been revealed that she has some very real drama in her life -- her ex-husband, and the father of her children, is a convicted child molester.

Daniel Dominic Toce, dad to Kim's two daughters who appear on the show, is in a Connecticut state prison after pleading guilty to molesting a 15-year-old girl.

He was arrested last year, pled guilty to felony sex abuse and was sentenced to 10 years in jail. Shockingly, he will only serve 2 1/2 years -- the rest of the sentence will be suspended.

Kim's daughters are 14-year-old Brielle and 10-year-old Ariana. She has said on the Bravo show that she never received child support from Toce.

The couple were married for two years before splitting in 2003. In addition to this conviction, Toce has offenses dating back to 2004, including felony robbery and larceny.