Credit: Patrick Dempsey's Twitter

We always like to think of Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey (Derek Shepherd) as a pretty masculine guy. Not only does he play a stubborn, sexy, McDreamy doctor on TV, but he also loves to race cars in his spare time.

So you can imagine our surprise when we learned that Patrick shaves his legs. And, apparently, might be celibate.

Appearing on the cover of Bicycling magazine this month, Patrick discusses his tips and advice for how to get the most out of a biking workout. He tells the magazine (via Sky Living), "Leg shaving has done wonders for my riding. Now that I’m celibate it’s easier to focus on my training plans. My longest ride so far is 75 miles."

We understand that a lot gets lost in translation during celebrity interviews, but what other kind of celibacy could Patrick be referring to? First we were surprised about the leg-shaving, and now we’re wondering if Patrick has gotten so focused on his athletic prowess that he’s giving up sex with his wife.

What do you think? Is the quote just taken out of context? Or is he just feeling very open this month? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the next new episode of Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: Bicycling magazine (via Sky Living)