It’s official: Flavor of Love is over. But as one chapter of the titular character’s life closes another opens — in a Wizard of Oz-like twist, Flav has realized that what he needed (Liz the mother of his youngest son Karma), has been right there in front of him all along. We spoke to a visibly tired, but in his words “relieved,” Flav immediately after the reunion taped. Below, he talks about his newly minted fiancée, the series that remade him into a household name and why Flavor of Love’s end doesn’t mean he’s turning his back on reality TV entirely. From the looks of it, those chapters are bound to keep coming.