During a Haitian relief fundraiser, former U.S. President Bill Clinton revealed that he and his wife, current U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, traveled to Haiti several years ago for what he called a 'delayed honeymoon'.
The honeymoon is the celebration of intimacy and seclusion typically undertaken by newlyweds. Western societies borrowed the rite from upper-class Indian tradition that called for the recently wed to visit the homes of relatives who were unable to attend the actual marriage ceremony. Couples reaffirming their vows or attempting to project the image of marital stability and strength may engage in an activity known as the 'second honeymoon'.
The exact definition of a 'delayed honeymoon' is unknown, however, it is believed to have something to do with scandals that surfaced during Bill Clinton's second presidential term. At that time, allegations of philandering and sexual harassment almost ended his presidency, but Republicans were unable to secure the majority of votes needed to remove a president from office.
Bill Clinton's statement is the closest he has ever come to admitting that he has traveled for conjugal purposes. An estimated 16.1 million people witnessed the former president's confession.