Credit: Photo via Bravo Photo: Kim Zolciak Poses With Her Family at Her Graduation

While we’d like to believe that Kim Zolciak is made from a tropical breeze, autotune, and a field of dandelions, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is actually the product of two very loving parents.

We’ve seen Kimmie’s mom and dad — Karen and Joe Zolciak — on RHoA through the years, but we really got to know the elder Zolciaks thanks to Kim’s spin-off, Don’t Be Tardy For the Wedding.

We’re not sure what Kim’s mom does for a living, but her father, a retired military veteran, now works as home inspector in Atlanta.

Unfortunately for Kim’s parents, it seems like they will be seeing much less of their daughter and grandchildren after Kim’s daughters told a court they have no interest in spending time with their grandparents. We guess that's what happens when you call Kim a "pathological liar."

Were you surprised to learn about Kim’s mom and dad? Tell us below.